Main definitions of palaeological in English

: palaeological1palaeological2

palaeological1

adjective

  • Of or relating to the ancient past; concerned with archaeological or cultural antiquities or remains; especially relating to the systematic dating of artefacts.

Pronunciation

palaeological

/ˌpalɪəˈlɒdʒɪkl/ /ˌpeɪlɪəˈlɒdʒɪkl/

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From palaeo- + -logical.

Main definitions of palaeological in English

: palaeological1palaeological2

palaeological2

adjective

Psychology
  • Of, relating to, or characterized by palaeologic modes or processes of thought.

Pronunciation

palaeological

/ˌpalɪəˈlɒdʒɪkl/ /ˌpeɪlɪəˈlɒdʒɪkl/

Origin

1950s. From palaeologic + -al.