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prepublication

[pree-puhb-li-key-shuh n] /ˌpri pʌb lɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the period immediately preceding the publication of a book.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of such a period:
a prepublication party for the author.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; pre- + publication
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British Dictionary definitions for prepublication

prepublication

/ˌpriːpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the time, processes, sales, etc, before publication of a book, newspaper, etc
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Word Origin and History for prepublication
adj.

1903, from pre- + publication.

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