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PREHISTORY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does prehistory mean? 

PREHISTORY (noun)
  The noun PREHISTORY has 1 sense:

1. the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word

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


 Dictionary entry details 


PREHISTORY (noun)


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Meaning:

The time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

prehistoric culture; prehistory

Hypernyms ("prehistory" is a kind of...):

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

Meronyms (parts of "prehistory"):

Bronze Age ((archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons)

Iron Age ((archeology) the period following the Bronze Age; characterized by rapid spread of iron tools and weapons)

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

glacial epoch; glacial period; ice age (any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface)


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