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preprint

[n. pree-print; v. pree-print] /n. ˈpriˌprɪnt; v. priˈprɪnt/
noun
1.
an advance printing, usually of a portion of a book or of an article in a periodical.
verb (used with object)
2.
to print for future use.
3.
to print a preprint.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; pre- + print
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Examples from the web for preprint
  • The full text of the preprint could then be retrieved by querying the computer.
  • If you want to post papers or preprints, do it on your own website or the standard preprint server that your field uses.
  • Many times there's a press release, and not only is there no peer-reviewed paper, but there isn't even a preprint.
Word Origin and History for preprint
v.

also pre-print, 1913, from pre- + print (v.). Related: Preprinted; preprinting.

n.

1889, from pre- + print (n.).

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