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prerelease

[pree-ri-lees] /ˌpri rɪˈlis/
noun
1.
something released beforehand, as a movie shown before its scheduled premiere.
adjective
2.
of or relating to a period prior to an official release:
prerelease photos of a new car; convicts housed in a prerelease center.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; pre- + release
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adj.

1916, in reference to motion pictures, from pre- + release (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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