I. transitive verb Date: 1607 1. to see beforehand; specifically to view or to show in advance of public presentation 2. to give a preliminary survey of • previewer noun II. noun Date: 1882 1. an advance statement, sample, or survey 2. an advance showing or performance (as of a motion picture or play) 3. (also prevue) a showing of clips from a motion picture advertised for appearance in the near future — called also trailer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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