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.

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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