pre·​pub·​li·​ca·​tion ˌprē-ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce prepublication (audio)
variants or pre-publication
: released or occurring before something (such as a book or paper) is published
a prepublication copy of the book
In the current system of prepublication peer review, a paper is evaluated before publication by a small number of other scientists (typically three or four).Nikolaus Kriegeskorte

Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prepublication was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Prepublication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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