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

  • noun Any of various extinct primates, especially an early hominin.
  • adjective Of or relating to these extinct primates.
  • adjective Of or relating to a period preceding settlement by humans.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Occurring or existing before the appearance of man upon the earth; pertaining to times antecedent to human existence.

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

  • adjective Preceding the advent of modern humanity, Homo sapiens
  • noun One of the human-like creatures prior to Homo sapiens.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

pre- +‎ human

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