Preform
Preform Pre*form", v. t. [L. praeformare. See {Pre-}, and {Form}.] To form beforehand, or for special ends. ``Their natures and preformed faculties. '' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • preform — [prē fôrm′] vt. to form in advance …   English World dictionary

  • Preform — A preform is material that has undergone preliminary shaping but is not yet in its final form. Fiber optics In fiber optics, a preform is a piece of glass used to draw an optical fiber.The preform may consist of several pieces of a glass with… …   Wikipedia

  • preform — v. /pree fawrm /; n. /pree fawrm /, v.t. 1. to form beforehand. 2. to determine or decide beforehand: to preform an opinion. 3. to shape or fashion beforehand: to preform a mold. n. 4. biscuit (def. 5). 5. any of various uncompleted objects of… …   Universalium

  • preform — transitive verb Etymology: Latin praeformare, from prae + formare to form, from forma form Date: 1601 1. to form or shape beforehand 2. to bring to approximate preliminary shape and size • preform noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preform — ruošinys statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. preform vok. Vorform, f rus. заготовка, f pranc. préforme, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • preform — rėmelis statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. frame; preform vok. Rahmen, m rus. рамка, f pranc. cadre, m …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • preform — ruošinys statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. blank; preform; stab vok. Ausgangserzeugnis, n rus. заготовка, f pranc. pièce brute, f; préforme, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • preform — 1. noun a) An object that has undergone preliminary shaping but is not yet in its final form. b) The rough, incomplete and unused basic form of a stone tool. 2. verb To shape something before some other operation …   Wiktionary

  • preform — prɪː fÉ”rm / fɔːm v. mold beforehand, form in advance; shape in advance; assemble beforehand …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preform — perform …   Anagrams dictionary

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