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Definition of prehistoric adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

prehistoric

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːhɪˈstɔːrɪk//
 
 
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connected with the time in history before information was written down in prehistoric times prehistoric man/remains/animals/burial sites Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French préhistorique (see pre-, historic).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prehistoric