pre·​elec·​tron·​ic ˌprē-i-ˌlek-ˈträ-nik How to pronounce preelectronic (audio)
variants or pre-electronic
: existing or occurring before the development of electronic devices
preelectronic times
The Miami-based company is founded on the admittedly romanticized ideal of preelectronic photography. You remember, don't you? That time … when it took practice and skill to compose a perfect photo.Hannah Elliott

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preelectronic was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Preelectronic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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