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preprocess Syllabification: pre·proc·ess
Pronunciation: /prēˈpräsˌes/ /prēˈprōsˌes/ /-əs/

Definition of preprocess in English:


[with object]
Subject (data) to preliminary processing.
Example sentences
  • Data that is relatively static is preprocessed and stored as a text representation in databases enabling search engines to perform matches more quickly.
  • In the first major step, the input models are preprocessed to build a hierarchical data structure which is as an approximation to the input models.
  • This technique preprocesses scripts periodically, but only if they are accessed.

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