Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to the era before recorded history.
  • adj. Of or relating to a language before it is first recorded in writing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of relating to the epoch before written record.
  • adj. Nonmodern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a period before written history begins

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Existing in or relating to time antecedent to the beginning of recorded history: as, prehistoric races; the prehistoric period of a country.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. belonging to or existing in times before recorded history
  • adj. no longer fashionable
  • adj. of or relating to times before written history

Etymologies

From French préhistorique. (Wiktionary)

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