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[pree-ri-lees] /ˌpri rɪˈlis/
something released beforehand, as a movie shown before its scheduled premiere.
of or relating to a period prior to an official release:
prerelease photos of a new car; convicts housed in a prerelease center.
Origin of prerelease
1925-30; pre- + release Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Much of the prerelease debate focused on charges of anti-Semitism.
  • Remember, this is prerelease software, which means that there are lots of known bugs in the code.
  • Earlier this month, it was announced that the much-anticipated film will be the subject of an old-fashioned prerelease road show.
  • We know so much in this first chapter--and not because of the prerelease hype.
  • They spend nine months in intensive treatment at the center, followed by six months of aftercare in prerelease centers.
  • Participation in the prerelease program is voluntary on the part of the inmate.
  • One potential solution involves the prerelease exposure of males to specific attractants.

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