precrime

[ pree-krahym ]
/ priˈkraɪm /

adjective

of or relating to law-enforcement efforts and strategies to deter crime by predicting when and where criminal activity will occur.

Nearby words

  1. precool,
  2. precordia,
  3. precordial lead,
  4. precordium,
  5. precostal anastomosis,
  6. precritical,
  7. precuneus,
  8. precursive,
  9. precursor,
  10. precursory

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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