prepublication

[ pree-puhb-li-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌpri pʌb lɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the period immediately preceding the publication of a book.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of such a period: a prepublication party for the author.

Nearby words

  1. prepsychotic,
  2. prepuberal,
  3. prepuberty,
  4. prepubescence,
  5. prepubescent,
  6. prepublish,
  7. prepuce,
  8. prepupa,
  9. preputial,
  10. preputial gland

Origin of prepublication

First recorded in 1920–25; pre- + publication

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British Dictionary definitions for prepublication

prepublication

/ (ˌpriːpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən) /

adjective

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

prepublication

adj.

1903, from pre- + publication.

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