Preview meaning

prē'vyo͝o'
An introductory or preliminary message, sample, or overview; a foretaste.
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To see ahead of time. See preview mode.
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The definition of a preview is a show of something before it is finally released.

An example of a preview is a sneak peek at a film that is coming soon to theaters.

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An advance viewing or exhibition, especially the presentation of several scenes advertising a forthcoming movie; a trailer.
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To preview is to see or hear something before it is finalized.

An example of preview is to look at an art exhibit before the exhibit is open to the public.

An example of preview is to hear parts of a speech before it is given at a meeting.

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To view or exhibit in advance.
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To provide a preliminary sample or overview of.

The professor previewed the course for us.

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To view or show beforehand; receive or give a preview of.
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A foretaste of something.
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(colloquial) An advance showing of a film, exhibition etc.
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Something seen in advance.
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To show or watch something, or part of it, before it is complete.
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An advance showing, as of a movie or art exhibition, to which a selected audience is invited before public presentation begins.
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A previous or preliminary view or survey.
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Origin of preview

  • Old French preveu, past participle of preveoir (“to foresee"). See pre- + view.
    From Wiktionary