prerelease

adjective pre·re·lease \ ˌprē-ri-ˈlēs \
variants: or pre-release

Definition of prerelease

: existing or occurring before the release of something (such as a movie or album)
  • a prerelease screening
  • a prerelease promo single
  • prerelease versions of the software

First Known Use of prerelease

1916

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