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pre-Socratic

[ pree-suh-krat-ik, -soh- ]
/ ˌpri səˈkræt ɪk, -soʊ- /
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adjective
of or relating to the philosophers or philosophical systems of the period before the Socratic period.
noun
any philosopher of this period.
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Origin of pre-Socratic

First recorded in 1870–75
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