belonging to or existing in times before recorded history
"prehistoric settlements"; "prehistoric peoples"
of or relating to times before written history
no longer fashionable
"my mother has these prehistoric ideas about proper clothes"
Of relating to the epoch before written record.
Origin: From préhistorique.
of or pertaining to a period before written history begins; as, the prehistoric ages; prehistoric man
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prē-his-tor′ik, adj. relating to a time before that treated of in history.—n. Prēhis′tory, history prior to record—the Ger. Urgeschichte.
The numerical value of prehistoric in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of prehistoric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of prehistoric in a Sentence
In areas with farming, one should be very careful when using strontium isotopes to trace the origin and movement of prehistoric people.
However, wood is not preserved on most Neolithic archaeological sites and no wooden measuring devices have been found in prehistoric Britain.
The existence of these measuring devices implies an advanced knowledge in prehistoric Britain of geometry and of the mathematical properties of circles.
Bitcoin is outdated technology - almost prehistoric by crypto standards, it's because of petty quarrels such as these that it hasn't been able to evolve in five years.
I have to be honest. I just don’t think that Nessie is a prehistoric monster, what a lot of people have reported seeing would fit in with the description of the catfish with its long curved back.
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- prehistòricCatalan, Valencian
- vorgeschichtlich, prähistorischGerman
- ro-eachdraidheilScottish Gaelic
- történelem előttiHungarian
- forhistoriskNorwegian Nynorsk
- pràpovijēsnī, prètpovijēsnīSerbo-Croatian
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