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Definition of prehistory noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌpriˈhɪstri//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the period of time in history before information was written down These climate changes continued throughout prehistory.
  2. 2[singular] the earliest stages of the development of something the prehistory of capitalism
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