pre·​re·​view | \ ˌprē-ri-ˈvyü How to pronounce prereview (audio) \
variants: or pre-review

Definition of prereview

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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


variants: or pre-review
plural prereviews or pre-reviews

Definition of prereview (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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prereview or pre-review transitive verb prereviewed or pre-reviewed; prereviewing or pre-reviewing
prereviewed the video game

First Known Use of prereview


1921, in the meaning defined above


1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Prereview.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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