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Definition of archaic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1old and not used anymore “Thou art” is an archaic form of “you are.”
  2. 2very old-fashioned synonym outdated The system is archaic and unfair and needs changing.
  3. 3from a much earlier or ancient period of history archaic art
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: archaic