prescientific

adjective
pre·​sci·​en·​tif·​ic | \ ˌprē-ˌsī-ən-ˈti-fik How to pronounce prescientific (audio) \

Definition of prescientific

: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a period before the rise of modern science or a state prior to the application of the scientific method

Examples of prescientific in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using a panoply of colorful examples, the author artfully illustrates the frustrations, uncertainty, poorly founded confidence and frequent futility of medical practice in the prescientific age. Adrian Woolfson, WSJ, 12 Dec. 2018 In a prescientific world, the sun’s unexpected diminishment and even disappearance must have been utterly terrifying. Rabbi Dan Fink, idahostatesman, 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of prescientific

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Prescientific.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prescientific. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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