pretechnological

adjective pre·tech·no·log·i·cal \ ˌprē-ˌtek-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \
variants: or pre-technological

Definition of pretechnological

1 : not having developed or adopted modern technology
  • a pretechnological society
  • pretechnological peoples/cultures
2 : existing, occurring, or originating before the existence of modern technology
  • in pretechnological days
  • still uses pretechnological techniques
  • This affirmation does not mean that we advocate returning to a pretechnological state.
  • —William McDonough and Michael Braungart

First Known Use of pretechnological

1933

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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