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’
    • ‘The preprocessed food packages were sectioned trays covered in a foil sealant.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Data preprocessing and analysis were divided into several phases.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Data that is relatively static is preprocessed and stored as a text representation in databases enabling search engines to perform matches more quickly.’
    • ‘We preprocess, enhance, and classify the data in multiple steps.’
    • ‘As a consequence, a little extra complexity is added to video preprocessing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The program facilitates preprocessing of the imported text files.’
    • ‘A multi-resolution display tool uses preprocessed images from the slide to create a mosaic, which shows multiple frames at the same time.’
    • ‘We have chosen the second approach, and this section describes how the density has been preprocessed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

preprocess

/priːˈprəʊsɛs/