See also: paleolithic

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From paleo- +‎ -lith +‎ -ic.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpeɪl.ɪi.əʊˌlɪθ.ɪk/
  • (US) enPR: pălēōlĭthīk, IPA(key): /ˈpæl.ɪi.oʊˌlɪθ.ɪk/

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  1. A period that lasted from two and a half million years ago to 10,000 BC; the Old Stone Age.
    Synonym: Old Stone Age
    Hypernym: Stone Age

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Paleolithic (not comparable)

  1. Of or referring to the Old Stone Age (the Paleolithic period or Paleolithic age).
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 18:
      We find material evidences of magical practices in the European caves of the Palæolithic age[.]

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