Adjective "Archaic" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Archaic


    Definition:

    1. marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated: an archaic manner; an archaic notion.

    2. (of a linguistic form) commonly used in an earlier time but rare in present-day usage except to suggest the older time, as in religious rituals or historical novels. Examples: thou; wast; methinks; forsooth.

    3. forming the earliest stage; prior to full development: the archaic period of psychoanalytic research.

    4. (often initial capital letter) pertaining to or desig

    Examples:

    "states can be archaic in places."

    "machines can be archaic with safeguards."

    "heritages can be archaic."

    "laws can be archaic."

    "systems can be archaic."

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