Meaning of preprint in English:



[with object]
  • Print (something) in advance.

    ‘they managed to preprint thousands of signs’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘While the same preprinted headings appear throughout the journal, the uses to which the pages are dedicated vary widely.’
    • ‘The pastor, sitting next to me, slipped me a routine, preprinted card of instructions for visiting speakers.’
    • ‘You can create the gift certificates on the computer or buy preprinted ones at an office supply store.’
    • ‘Software that is integrated with the corporate Intranet can allow occupants to log on right from their workstations and send a request for a badge or card that can be preprinted before a visitor arrives.’
    • ‘Either way, the checks should be preprinted using consecutive numbers.’
    • ‘Four questions required numerical answers, with a box preprinted for each required digit, thereby suggesting the correct number of digits.’
    • ‘The purpose of using this method is to save time by having everything preprinted on the form.’
    • ‘Verify that your birth date preprinted on page one of the registration renewal form is accurate.’
    • ‘Rather than filling out a new health information form each year, preprint the forms with all of the information that you collected for each camper last year.’
    • ‘They sell preprinted sheets that you run through your laser printer to make brochures and business cards and such.’
    • ‘In the '80s, one Texas bank tested a large batch of its automated checks to make sure the preprinted signatures were appearing precisely where they ought to.’
    • ‘Now I keep a folder of preprinted mailing labels in my toolbox at all times.’
    • ‘It has produced a handsome booklet of postcards that tell the stories of individual women from many countries - and includes preprinted messages ready for mailing to your senators and representative.’
    • ‘Selecting from a prepared list of possible reasons, participants recorded the reason for each telephone inquiry onto preprinted tally sheets.’
    • ‘The nursing supervisors were interviewed by telephone and were asked 3 questions, each requiring either a yes or a no answer, and their responses were indicated on a preprinted interview form.’
    • ‘At the same time, elected officials are less likely to pay attention to the traditional preprinted post cards or a Web - based petition that is ‘signed’ by thousands.’
    • ‘He uses a laser printer to add specific information about the specific honey in question to his preprinted honey labels and then sticks the labels on the jars.’
    set in print, send to press, run off, preprint, reprint, pull, proof, copy, reproduce


  • Something that is printed in advance, especially a part of a work printed and issued before general publication of that work.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is then published as a private preprint on the journal site at an address known only to the editor, authors and reviewers.’
    • ‘We wish to thank the Doctor for sharing with us a preprint of his manuscript.’
    • ‘The latest Newspaper Association of America survey indicates that consumers strongly prefer to have preprints [such as inserts and flyers] in the Sunday newspaper.’
    • ‘A flurry of critical comments and electronic preprints has ensued.’
    • ‘For that matter, he asked, ‘When does a preprint become a paper?’’
    • ‘I had also read a preprint of Francis's own review, ‘On protein synthesis’.’
    • ‘Receiving a preprint of the paper, Gallo realized that they had forgotten to include an abstract, without which it could not be published.’
    • ‘It's published in the preprint section of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which is a pretty nice journal to be in, and (for a number of reasons) not one that drug company research finds its way into all that often.’
    • ‘In other fields, it's more important that non-experts can assume that published work has been vetted by reliable researchers; putting every paper out on a free preprint server is a dicier proposition.’
    • ‘For instance, in the astrophysics field alone, its internet preprint service publishes more than 15 new research papers every day, all of which are freely accessible to the public.’
    • ‘Why does a paper always seem like breaking news when it's in the preprint section, anyway?’
    • ‘Currently, the in-press service provides preprint articles about four months ahead of the print version.’