prelection


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pre·lect

 (prĭ-lĕkt′)
intr.v. pre·lect·ed, pre·lect·ing, pre·lects
To lecture or discourse in public.

[Latin praelegere, praelect- : prae-, pre- + legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·lec′tion n.
pre·lec′tor n.
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prelection

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A usually formal oral communication to an audience:
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