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archaeological (adj.)

"pertaining to archaeology," 1766, in the antiquarian sense, from archaeology + -ical. Earlier was archaeologic (1731). Related: Archaeologically.

updated on February 03, 2017

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Definitions of archaeological from WordNet

archaeological (adj.)
related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology;
an archaeological dig
a dramatic archaeological discovery
Synonyms: archeological / archaeologic / archeologic
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