prework

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noun

pre·​work ˈprē-ˌwərk How to pronounce prework (audio)
variants or pre-work
: 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

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adjective

pre·​work ˌprē-ˈwərk How to pronounce prework (audio)
ˈprē-ˌwərk
variants or pre-work
: done or occurring before work
in the prework hours
a prework ritual of having coffee and watching the news

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1930, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prework was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Prework.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prework. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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