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pre·his·tor·ic

 (prē′hĭ-stôr′ĭk, -stŏr′-) also pre·his·tor·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or belonging to the era before recorded history.
2. Of or relating to a language before it is first recorded in writing.

pre′his·tor′i·cal·ly adv.
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prehistoric

(ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪk) or

prehistorical

adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to man's development before the appearance of the written word
ˌprehisˈtorically adv
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pre•his•tor•ic

(ˌpri hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-, ˌpri ɪ-)

also pre`his•tor′i•cal,



adj.
of or pertaining to the time prior to recorded history.
[1850–55]
pre`his•tor′i•cal•ly, adv.
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prehistoric

Belonging to the period before writing or recorded history.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prehistoric - belonging to or existing in times before recorded history; "prehistoric settlements"; "prehistoric peoples"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
2.prehistoric - of or relating to times before written history; "prehistoric archeology"
3.prehistoric - no longer fashionable; "my mother has these prehistoric ideas about proper clothes"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unfashionable, unstylish - not in accord with or not following current fashion; "unfashionable clothes"; "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"
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prehistoric

adjective
1. earliest, early, primitive, primordial, primeval prehistoric cave painting
2. antiquated, ancient, out of date, archaic, antediluvian, out of the ark (informal) The engine was based on almost prehistoric technology.
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Translations
مُتَعَلِّق بما قَبْل التاريخمُتَعَلِّقٌ بِـمَا قَبْلَ التَّارِيخ
pravěký
forhistorisk
esihistoriallinen
pretpovijesniprapovijesni
történelem elõtti
forsögulegur
有史前の
선사시대의
priešistorinis
aizvēsturisks
preistoric
praveký
förhistorisk
ก่อนประวัติศาสตร์
tiền sử

prehistoric

[ˈpriːhɪsˈtɒrɪk] ADJprehistórico
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prehistoric

[ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪk] adj [times, cave, man, animals, paintings] → préhistorique
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prehistoric

adj
(fig)mittelalterlich, uralt; it is based on almost prehistoric technologyes basiert auf geradezu mittelalterlicher Technologie
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prehistoric

[ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪk] adjpreistorico/a
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prehistoric

(priːiˈstorik) adjective
of, or belonging to, the time before recorded history. a prehistoric monster.
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prehistoric

مُتَعَلِّقٌ بِـمَا قَبْلَ التَّارِيخ pravěký forhistorisk prähistorisch προϊστορικός prehistórico esihistoriallinen préhistorique pretpovijesni preistorico 有史前の 선사시대의 prehistorisch forhistorisk prehistoryczny pré-histórico доисторический förhistorisk ก่อนประวัติศาสตร์ tarih öncesi tiền sử 史前的
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References in periodicals archive ?
"Traditionally, people thought lead exposure occurred in populations only after industrialization, but these results show it happened prehistorically, before lead had been widely released into the environment," said one of the study's lead authors, Christine Austin, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
A GRUNT drifted down the canyon--a grunt so prehistorically deep it sent chills scampering down my spine.
All sitting in a prehistorically smell-focused area of the brain.
Ethanol has been used by human since prehistorically as the intoxicating ingredient in alcoholic beverages and used as solvents, in perfumes, paints and in medical applications (Kothari's and Sons, 1987).
Lots of music that way, the old snapper prehistorically, preternaturally cranky at the heart of it.
Prehistorically modified soils of central Amazonia: a model for sustainable agriculture in the twenty-first century, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society BBiological Sciences 362(1478): 187-196.
For him, indeed, "the basic structure of society is historically and even prehistorically [...] based on personal relations, and where it subdues them it becomes wrong" (Buber and Friedman 1964, 80).
Glaser, "Prehistorically modified soils of central Amazonia: a model for sustainable agriculture in the twenty-first century," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, vol.
It was discovered prehistorically that sending sound over long distances (to locate, be located, or warn of danger) is made easier when a vibrating sound source is connected to a horn.
Prehistorically, wakan (sacred) was separate from tanka (great) and thus did not suggest a monotheistic deity.
However, coyotes, along with other medium sized Cams species have prehistorically and historically occupied, and been extirpated from, the southeastern U.S.A.