Meaning of “pre-” in the English Dictionary

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"pre-" in American English

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us /ˌpri/

before (a time or an event):

precooked food
a preexisting condition

(Definition of “pre-” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pre-" in Business English

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uk us

before or earlier than:

The bank's U.S. operation reported first-half pre-tax income of $217.5 million.
Financial controls became lax during the pre-crash boom.

(Definition of “pre-” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)