preproduction

noun pre·pro·duc·tion \ ˌprē-prə-ˈdək-shən , -prō- \
variants: or less commonly pre-production

Definition of preproduction

: 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 prototype
  • preproduction meetings with the director

First Known Use of preproduction

1947

in the meaning defined above

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