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noun [countable] preview pronunciation in American English /ˈpriˌvju/ 
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pluralpreviews
  1. 1
    an opportunity to see something such as a play, movie, or work of art before it is shown to the public

    a sneak preview of next season's fashions (=one that only very few people are allowed to see)

  2. 3
    something that gives an idea of what a future event will be like

    Recent storms and floods could be a preview of the effects of climate change.

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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