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Definition 1: of or relating to times before written history - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where prehistoric or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prehistoric archeology

Definition 2: belonging to or existing in times before recorded history - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prehistoric or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prehistoric settlements
  • prehistoric peoples

Synonyms for prehistoric in the sense of this definition

(prehistoric is similar to ...) earlier than the present time; no longer current

"time past" "his youth is past" "this past Thursday" "the past year"

Definition 3: no longer fashionable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prehistoric or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my mother has these prehistoric ideas about proper clothes

(prehistoric is similar to ...) not in accord with or not following current fashion

"unfashionable clothes" "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"

(prehistoric is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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