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prerelease

[pree-ri-lees]
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noun
  1. something released beforehand, as a movie shown before its scheduled premiere.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a period prior to an official release: prerelease photos of a new car; convicts housed in a prerelease center.
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Origin of prerelease

First recorded in 1925–30; pre- + release
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Related Words

testing, suspect, dubious, experimental, flaky, new, pre-release, unready

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