Precambrian

adjective
Pre·​cam·​bri·​an | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈkam-brē-ən How to pronounce Precambrian (audio) , -ˈkām- How to pronounce Precambrian (audio) \

Definition of Precambrian

: of, relating to, or being the earliest era of geologic history or the corresponding system of rocks that is characterized especially by the appearance of single-celled organisms and is equivalent to the Archean and Proterozoic eons — see Geologic Time Table

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Precambrian noun

First Known Use of Precambrian

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Precambrian was in 1864

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“Precambrian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Precambrian. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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