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pre·sci·en·tif·ic

 (prē-sī′ən-tĭf′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or occurring at a time before the advent of modern science and the application of its methods.
2. Prior to testing or formulation in scientific terms; preliminary: a statement that is as yet prescientific.
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prescientific

(ˌpriːsaɪənˈtɪfɪk)
adj
of or relating to the period before the development of modern science and its methods
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