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pre·​re·​view ˌprē-ri-ˈvyü How to pronounce prereview (audio)
variants or pre-review
: existing or occurring before a review
prereview advice/comments
a prereview meeting
their pre-review impressions of the product
A pre-review hearing of Rabbi Abel's claim is scheduled to take place at a tribunal next month.The Jewish Chronicle


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variants or pre-review
plural prereviews or pre-reviews
: a preliminary review
Many come from fields with little to no history of ethical prereview of research and where the focus is on high profile results untempered by concerns of what those innovations might mean for society at large …Kalev Leetaru
Substances that have medical use are first subject to a pre-review, before going through the critical review process.World Health Organization
So consider this a pre-review, if you like, in advance of something final before the game launches …Arthur Gies
… I never bring a pen and paper to write notes but instead use my walk home as a way of writing a pre-review in my head.Stephen White
prereview transitive verb
or pre-review
prereviewed or pre-reviewed; prereviewing or pre-reviewing
prereviewed the video game

Word History

First Known Use


1921, in the meaning defined above


1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prereview was in 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Prereview.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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