precontact


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precontact

(priːˈkɒntækt)
n
prior contact
adj
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) of or pertaining to a culture with which another, usually the Western world, has not yet made contact
2. of or pertaining to the state of an object immediately prior to (usually physical) contact with another, esp of a plane with a runway; occurring or implemented during the period immediately prior to contact