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Etymology 1Edit

From pre- +‎ form.

NounEdit

preform (plural preforms)

  1. An object that has undergone preliminary shaping but is not yet in its final form.
  2. (archaeology) The rough, incomplete and unused basic form of a stone tool.
  3. (linguistics) A word that is no longer in use, but has been reconstructed from current ones.

VerbEdit

preform (third-person singular simple present preforms, present participle preforming, simple past and past participle preformed)

  1. To shape something before some other operation.

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

preform

  1. Misspelling of perform.

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