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prehistoricadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌpri·hɪsˈtɔr·ɪk, -ˈtɑr-/
world history happening in the ​period of ​humanhistory before there were written ​records: Painting originated in prehistoric ​times with ​muralsdrawn on ​cavewalls.
(Definition of prehistoric from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"prehistoric" in British English

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prehistoricadjective

uk   /ˌpriː.hɪˈstɒr.ɪk/  us   /-hɪˈstɔːr-/
describing the ​period before there were written ​records: prehistoric man/​humans/​animals Painting ​originated in prehistoric times. informal disapproving very ​old-fashioned: He has prehistoric ​views about women who have ​careers.
(Definition of prehistoric from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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