The definition of archaic is something being old or from a previous time period.(adjective)
An example of something archaic is a rotary phone.
See archaic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Gr archaikos < archaios, old, ancient < archein, begin
See archaic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Greek arkhaikos, old-fashioned
Origin: , from arkhaios, ancient
Origin: , from arkhē, beginning
Origin: , from arkhein, to begin.
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