prerelease

[pree-ri-lees]

noun

something released beforehand, as a movie shown before its scheduled premiere.

adjective

of or relating to a period prior to an official release: prerelease photos of a new car; convicts housed in a prerelease center.

Nearby words

  1. prepyloric vein,
  2. prequel,
  3. prereading,
  4. prerecord,
  5. prerecorded,
  6. prerequisite,
  7. prerogative,
  8. prerogative court,
  9. pres,
  10. pres.

Origin of prerelease

First recorded in 1925–30; pre- + release

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Word Origin and History for pre-release

pre-release

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper