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acheulean

A·cheu·le·an
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-shoo-lee-uh n]
    • /əˈʃu li ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-shoo-lee-uh n]
    • /əˈʃu li ən/

Definitions of acheulean word

  • adjective acheulean designating or of a Lower Paleolithic culture characterized by skillfully made bifacial flint hand axes 3
  • adjective acheulean of, relating to, or typical of a Lower Paleolithic culture of the middle Pleistocene Epoch, characterized by large hand axes and cleavers made by the soft hammer technique. 1
  • noun acheulean (archaeology) A lower Paleolithic period characterized by the presence of flaked bifacial hand axes. 0
  • adjective acheulean (archaeology) Of or pertaining to a lower Paleolithic period characterized by the presence of flaked bifacial hand axes. 0

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Origin of acheulean

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
1890-95; < French acheuléen, named after St. Acheul, N France (Somme) (where remains were found) + -éen, variant of -ien (< Latin -iānus -ian), orig. with nouns ending in -é

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Parts of speech for Acheulean

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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acheulean popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acheulean usage trend in Literature

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