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PALEOLITHIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Paleolithic mean? 

PALEOLITHIC (noun)
  The noun PALEOLITHIC has 1 sense:

1. second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC

  Familiarity information: PALEOLITHIC used as a noun is very rare.


PALEOLITHIC (adjective)
  The adjective PALEOLITHIC has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to the second period of the Stone Age (following the eolithic)

  Familiarity information: PALEOLITHIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PALEOLITHIC (noun)


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Meaning:

Second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Palaeolithic; Paleolithic; Paleolithic Age

Instance hypernyms:

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Meronyms (parts of "Paleolithic"):

Lower Paleolithic (the oldest part of the Paleolithic Age with the emergence of the hand ax; ended about 120,000 years ago)

Middle Paleolithic (the time period of Neanderthal man; ended about 35,000 years BC)

Upper Paleolithic (the time period during which only modern Homo sapiens was known to have existed; ended about 10,000 years BC)

Holonyms ("Paleolithic" is a part of...):

Stone Age ((archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements)


PALEOLITHIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to the second period of the Stone Age (following the eolithic)

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

palaeolithic; paleolithic

Context example:

paleolithic artifacts

Pertainym:

Paleolithic Age (second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC)


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