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prehistorynoun [U]

uk   /priːˈhɪs.tər.i/  us   /-t̬ɚ.i/
the ​period of ​humanhistory before there were written ​records of ​events: Human prehistory is ​divided into three ​successiveperiods: the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age.
(Definition of prehistory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prehistory”
in Chinese (Simplified) (有文字记载以前的)史前史,史前阶段…
in Chinese (Traditional) (有文字記載以前的)史前史,史前階段…
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