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prejudging

[ pree-juhj-ing ]
/ priˈdʒʌdʒ ɪŋ /
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noun

a preliminary round of judging, as in a contest where a certain number or percentage of the entrants are eliminated before the final judging.

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Origin of prejudging

First recorded in 1660–70; pre- + judge + -ing1
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