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precrime

[ pree-krahym ]
/ priˈkraɪm /
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adjective
of or relating to law-enforcement efforts and strategies to deter crime by predicting when and where criminal activity will occur.
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Origin of precrime

Coined in 1956 by Philip K. Dick in his science-fiction short story “The Minority Report”; pre- + crime
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