preproduction

noun

pre·​pro·​duc·​tion ˌprē-prə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce preproduction (audio)
-prō-
variants or less commonly pre-production
: the process of planning or designing something (such as a product or film) prior to production
test-driving cars in preproduction
visited possible filming sites during preproduction
often used before another noun
a preproduction prototypepreproduction meetings with the director

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preproduction was in 1947

Dictionary Entries Near preproduction

Cite this Entry

“Preproduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preproduction. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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