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Meaning of “medieval” in the English Dictionary

"medieval" in British English

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medievaladjective

(also mediaeval) uk   us   /ˌmed.iˈiː.vəl/
B2 related to the Middle Ages (= the ​period in ​Europeanhistory from about AD 600 to AD 1500): a medieval ​building/​painting/​town a medieval ​manuscript

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(Definition of medieval from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"medieval" in American English

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medievaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌmid·iˈi·vəl, medˈi·vəl/
of or from the ​MiddleAges (= the ​period in the past from about 500 to 1500): The ​tunnels were ​dug in medieval ​times as an ​escaperoute.
(Definition of medieval from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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