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

Pronunciation:

preprocess

/priːˈprəʊsɛs/