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preagricultural Line breaks: pre|agri¦cul¦tur¦al
Pronunciation: /ˌpriːaɡrɪˈkʌltʃ(ə)r(ə)l/

Definition of preagricultural in English:


Denoting a people, tribe, or culture that has not developed agriculture as a means of subsistence.
Example sentences
  • Palaeopathological and comparative studies show that health deteriorated in populations that adopted cereal agriculture, returning to pre-agricultural levels only in modern times.
  • The common factors that dominate human evolution and produced homo sapiens were pre-agricultural.
  • My article specifically discusses pre-agricultural people who made war and agriculturalists who did not.

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