Adjective "Archaic" Definition and Examples




    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


    "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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