[ pree-pruh-duhk-shuh n ]
/ ˌpri prəˈdʌk ʃən /
Movies. the steps necessary to prepare a film for production, as casting, choosing locations, and designing sets and costumes.
occurring before production.
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Examples from the Web for preproduction
When Hitch is feeling good, when he is not in pain, he throws himself into the business of preproduction.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for preproduction
/ (ˌpriːprəˈdʌkʃən) /
preliminary work on or trial production of a play, industrial prototype, etc
(of a period, model, etc) preliminary; trial
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