from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a period before written history begins

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French préhistorique.



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