prework

noun
pre·work | \ ˈprē-ˌwərk \
variants: or pre-work

Definition of prework 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: work done as preparation for some other activity : preliminary work assigned prework before the meeting For a two-hour call, you might realistically expect about an hour of prework. For a longer meeting, you can probably ask people to invest more time in preparation. —Nancy M. Settle-Murphy

prework

adjective
pre·work | \ ˌprē-ˈwərk , ˈprē-ˌwərk \
variants: or pre-work

Definition of prework (Entry 2 of 2)

: done or occurring before work in the prework hours a prework ritual of having coffee and watching the news

First Known Use of prework

Noun

1930, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1926, in the meaning defined above

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