Definition of prehistory
1 : the study of prehistoric humankind
2 : a history of the antecedents of an event, situation, or thing
3 : the prehistoric period of human evolution
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We are learning about the prehistory of North America.
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Definition of prehistory for English Language Learners
: the period of time in the past before people could write : the time before history was written down
: the time and events that came before and led to the development of something
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