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noun [countable] preview pronunciation in American English /ˈpriˌvju/
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  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)

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  2. 2
    a short description of something that will happen or will be available later

    a preview of the President’s speech

  3. 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.



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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