age and area concept

noun

variants or age and area hypothesis
: a principle of the diffusion of culture traits according to which those lying close to or at the center of distribution are considered relatively new and those lying farthest from it relatively old

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of age and area concept was in 1919

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“Age and area concept.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/age%20and%20area%20concept. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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