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prescreen

[pree-skreen] /priˈskrin/
verb (used with object)
1.
to screen in advance; select before a more detailed selecting process.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; pre- + screen
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Examples from the web for prescreen
  • prescreen and evaluate containers before they are shipped.
  • Estimates have been made for prescreen mortality as well.
  • We prescreen individuals to ensure good job matches.
Word Origin and History for prescreen
v.

also pre-screen, 1952, of movies, from pre- + screen (v.). Related: Prescreened; prescreening.

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