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"preview" in British English

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previewnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpriː.vjuː/  us   /ˈpriː.vjuː/
an ​opportunity to ​see something such as a ​film or a ​collection of ​works of ​art before it is ​shown to the ​public, or a ​description of something such as a ​televisionprogramme before it is ​shown to the ​public
shortparts of a ​television show or ​film that are ​shown to the ​public in ​order to ​advertise it

previewverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈpriː.vjuː/  us   /ˈpriː.vjuː/
to ​describe something or be ​shown before it ​officiallybegins: Miller's new ​play is previewing (= being ​performedpublicly before it ​officiallyopens) at the Theatre Royal ​tomorrow. On ​page 11, Sally Gaines previews next week's ​movies on TV.
(Definition of preview from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"preview" in American English

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previewnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpriˌvju/
an ​advanceshowing of something such as a ​movie or ​play before ​itsformalopening, or the ​showing of a few ​parts of a ​movie or ​televisionprogram as an ​advertisement
preview
verb [T]  us   /ˈpriˌvju/
Members got a ​chance to preview the new show at the ​museum.
(Definition of preview from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"preview" in Business English

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previewnoun

uk   us   /ˈpriːvjuː/
[C] an ​opportunity to see or hear about something before it is ​available or shown to the ​public: There was a preview ​screening of the movie on Monday night. Click here for an ​exclusive preview of our forthcoming new ​products.

previewverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈpriːvjuː/
if something previews or is previewed, it is shown or described before it is ​available to be seen by the ​public: They will be previewing their latest ​products at a ​series of ​tradeshows in the spring.
(Definition of preview from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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