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[ noun pree-print; verb pree-print ]


  1. an advance printing, printing, usually of a portion of a book or of an article in a periodical.

verb (used with object)

  1. to print for future use.
  2. to print a preprint.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of preprint1

First recorded in 1885–90; pre- + print

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Example Sentences

The team described the system in a preprint on Monday, and it has been accepted for publication in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The fact that people are willing to put their data out on preprint servers.

The trial was described in a preprint paper written by a team led by Cerebras’s Michael James and NETL’s Dirk Van Essendelft and presented at the supercomputing conference SC20 this week.

Launched as a stand-alone website where researchers could link a study to the code that went with it, this year Papers with Code started a collaboration with arXiv, a popular preprint server.

Both of these new preprints reprocessed the data from scratch, without using Greaves’s method.


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