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prepublication

[pree-puhb-li-key-shuh n]
noun
  1. the period immediately preceding the publication of a book.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of such a period: a prepublication party for the author.
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Origin of prepublication

First recorded in 1920–25; pre- + publication
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British Dictionary definitions for prepublication

prepublication

adjective
  1. of or relating to the time, processes, sales, etc, before publication of a book, newspaper, etc
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Word Origin and History for prepublication

adj.

1903, from pre- + publication.

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