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archaeological

[ahr-kee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɑr ki əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to archaeology.
Also, archaeologic, archeological, archeologic.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; < Greek archaiologik(ós) (see archaeology, -ic) + -al1
Related forms
archaeologically, adverb
hyperarchaeological, adjective

archeology

[ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌɑr kiˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
Related forms
archeological
[ahr-kee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɑr ki əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
archeologic, adjective
archeologically, adverb
archeologist, noun
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Examples for archeological
  • The dormant volcano still looms over the archeological digs.
  • We enter the archeological park early in the morning, soon after it opens.
  • Museums have been built in three countries to exhibit the archeological finds made during his expeditions.
  • To engage the students in a simulated fossil hunt or archeological excavation.
  • archeological evidence in coastal areas shows prehistorical settlements.
British Dictionary definitions for archeological

archeology

/ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of archaeology
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Word Origin and History for archeological
adj.

alternative spelling of archaeological (see archaeology). Also see ae.

archeology

n.

alternative spelling of archaeology. Also see ae.

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