pre·​writ·​ing ˈprē-ˌrī-tiŋ How to pronounce prewriting (audio)
: the formulation and organization of ideas preparatory to writing

Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prewriting was in 1968

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“Prewriting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


pre·​writ·​ing ˈprē-ˌrīt-iŋ How to pronounce prewriting (audio)
: planning and getting ideas in order before writing
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