[ verb pree-fawrm; noun pree-fawrm ]
/ verb ˈpriˈfɔrm; noun ˈpriˌfɔrm /
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verb (used with object)
to form beforehand.
to determine or decide beforehand: to preform an opinion.
to shape or fashion beforehand: to preform a mold.
any of various uncompleted objects of manufacture after preliminary shaping.
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OTHER WORDS FROM preformnon·pre·formed, adjective
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How to use preform in a sentence
The caliber at which Sam and the entire crew preformed dubbed them professionals not students.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark|Julia Grinberg|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the category of happiness, however, Israel preformed very well, reaching the respectable 8th place.Beneath The Surface Of Israeli Content|Michal Levertov|April 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It seems that in the egg of molluscs, also, the simple symmetry relations of the body are already preformed.
Conklin was able to show that the asymmetrical spiral structure is already preformed in the egg before cleavage.
In her lay a Godframed Godgiven preformed possibility which thou hast fructified with thy modicum of man's work.Ulysses|James Joyce
I admit that that might be so, if God had so preformed matter as to cause such an effect by the laws of motion alone.Theodicy|G. W. Leibniz
There is sound basis for believing that the hypothetical poison is not introduced preformed in the food.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess