Definition of preprocess in English:

preprocess

verb

[with object]
  • Subject (data) to preliminary processing.

    ‘some preprocessing of the concordances is a desirable prerequisite to editing’
    • ‘To give the dishes their distinctive flavors, Sam explained that the oil and the sauces that the restaurant uses have been preprocessed with the addition of several important ingredients in them.’
    • ‘In the first major step, the input models are preprocessed to build a hierarchical data structure which is as an approximation to the input models.’
    • ‘We preprocess, enhance, and classify the data in multiple steps.’
    • ‘By preprocessing intensely experienced feelings or entrenched opinions in this manner, family members can take a needed first step toward defusing habitual problems in communication.’
    • ‘Data that is relatively static is preprocessed and stored as a text representation in databases enabling search engines to perform matches more quickly.’
    • ‘This technique preprocesses scripts periodically, but only if they are accessed.’
    • ‘On the contrary, rather careful preprocessing is needed.’
    • ‘With Americans taking one of every two meals out, and increasingly relying on preprocessed foods when ‘cooking’ at home, packaging plays a critical role in the way we eat.’
    • ‘As a consequence, a little extra complexity is added to video preprocessing.’
    • ‘We have chosen the second approach, and this section describes how the density has been preprocessed.’
    • ‘A multi-resolution display tool uses preprocessed images from the slide to create a mosaic, which shows multiple frames at the same time.’
    • ‘The preprocessed food packages were sectioned trays covered in a foil sealant.’
    • ‘The program facilitates preprocessing of the imported text files.’
    • ‘Data preprocessing and analysis were divided into several phases.’
    • ‘I think that ‘fast’ food and the use of preprocessed ingredients, whether at home or in restaurants, probably has more to do with the current rise of obesity than anything.’

Pronunciation

preprocess

/priːˈprəʊsɛs/