Definition of prepublication in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌprēpəbləˈkāSH(ə)n/


Issued or occurring before publication: prepublication censorship
More example sentences
  • By the eighteenth century a comprehensive system of prepublication censorship and licensing, even of private writing, was in place throughout Imperial China.
  • Respondents were invited to include their e-mail address if they wished to receive a prepublication copy of the survey results.
  • I recently received a prepublication review copy of my forthcoming book.


Publication in advance.
Example sentences
  • Did the prepublication usurp all value from a copyright owner's first right of publication?
  • The prepublication of conference papers with restricted access shall stimulate research exchanges before and after the conference.

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Syllabification: pre·pub·li·ca·tion

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