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pre-Socratic

[pree-suh-krat-ik, -soh-] /ˌpri səˈkræt ɪk, -soʊ-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the philosophers or philosophical systems of the period before the Socratic period.
noun
2.
any philosopher of this period.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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