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antiquitynoun

uk   /ænˈtɪk.wə.ti/ us   /ænˈtɪk.wə.t̬i/
[U] the distant past (= a long time ago), especially before the sixth century: Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes since antiquity. Before creating this sculpture, she studied all the masterpieces of classical antiquity.
[C] an object that was created a very long time ago: Under Greek law, all antiquities that are discovered in Greece belong to the government.
(Definition of antiquity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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antiquitynoun [C/U]

us   /ænˈtɪk·wɪ·t̬i/
the past, esp. before the Middle Ages (= before the sixth century), or something of great age: [C] We spent some time in the museum looking at Roman antiquities.
(Definition of antiquity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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