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preignition in an internal-combustion engine, the ignition of fuel before the spark plug fires.
preinaugural combined form of inaugural.
preincorporation combined form of incorporation.
preindustrial combined form of industrial.
preinterview combined form of interview.
preinvasion combined form of invasion.
prejudge to judge or form an opinion of before gathering sufficient knowledge or evidence.
prejudice an opinion, judgment, preference, or conception formed without knowing or examining the facts. [6 definitions]
prejudicial causing prejudice; putting at a disadvantage; injurious; detrimental.
prekindergarten combined form of kindergarten.
prelacy the office, position, or rank of a prelate. [2 definitions]
prelate a church official of high rank, such as a bishop.
prelife combined form of life.
prelim (informal) a short academic test that comes before, and often prepares one for, a longer, more significant test; preliminary examination. [2 definitions]
preliminary coming before, esp. in preparation for, something else. [3 definitions]
preliterary combined form of literary.
preliterate of a society or culture, lacking a written language.
prelogical combined form of logical.
prelude an introductory event or act; preface; preliminary. [6 definitions]
prelunch combined form of lunch.
preluncheon combined form of luncheon.