from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something printed and often distributed in partial or preliminary form in advance of official publication: a preprint of a scientific article.
- transitive v. To print in advance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A preliminary form of a scientific paper that has not yet been published in a journal.
- v. To print in advance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which is printed in advance; an early issue, as of a paper that is to be published in a journal or as one of a series.
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