Eolithic
adjective Date: 1890 of or relating to the early period of the Stone Age marked by the use of eoliths

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  • Eolithic — [ē΄ō lith′ik, ē΄əlith′ik] adj. 〚see EOLITH & IC〛 designating or of the earliest period of the Stone Age, during which crude stone tools were first used * * * E·o·lith·ic (ē ə lĭthʹĭk) adj. Of or relating to the postulated earliest period of human …   Universalium

  • eolithic — 1890, from Fr. éolithique (1883), from eo (see EO (Cf. eo )) + Fr. lithique, as in néolithique (see NEOLITHIC (Cf. neolithic)). Related: eolith (1890) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Eolithic — [ē΄ō lith′ik, ē΄əlith′ik] adj. [see EOLITH & IC] designating or of the earliest period of the Stone Age, during which crude stone tools were first used …   English World dictionary

  • eolithic — adjective of or relating to the early period of the Stone Age marked by the use of eoliths …   Wiktionary

  • eolithic — eo·lith·ic …   English syllables

  • eolithic — /ioʊˈlɪθɪk/ (say eeoh lithik), /iə / (say eeuh ) adjective denoting or relating to the earliest stage of human culture, characterised by the use of amorphous stone implements …   Australian English dictionary

  • eolithic —   a. pertaining to earliest Stone Age …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Eolithic — adj. Archaeol. of the period preceding the palaeolithic age, thought to include the earliest use of flint tools. Etymology: F eacuteolithique (as EOLITH) …   Useful english dictionary

  • eolithic — adj. Archaeol. of the period preceding the palaeolithic age, thought to include the earliest use of flint tools. Etymology: F eacuteolithique (as EOLITH) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eolithic Age — noun the earliest part of the Stone Age marked by the earliest signs of human culture • Syn: ↑Eolithic • Instance Hypernyms: ↑time period, ↑period of time, ↑period • Part Holonyms: ↑Stone Age …   Useful english dictionary

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