Definition of preprint in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpriːprɪnt/


[with object] (usually as adjective preprinted)
Print (something) in advance: a preprinted form
More example sentences
  • When used and managed appropriately, preprinted orders may help reduce the opportunity for transcription errors and can be a valuable tool for providing safe and efficient patient care.
  • Below I've preprinted an excerpt from our technical article describing the concept more thoroughly.
  • Sample labels were preprinted to prevent duplicate codes.


Something which is printed in advance, especially a part of a work printed and issued before general publication of that work.
Example sentences
  • This trend will gain further strength if the journals that make preprints available on the internet or publish internet-only versions of reports are taken into account.
  • The Centre long ago realized the importance of information retrieval systems on the Internet, including the distribution of in-house preprints, yearly activities and public access catalogs.
  • Before machine-readable, full-text e-prints were available, paper preprints were mailed by the author or the institution only to major institutions.

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