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view main entry for archaeologicaladjective  /ˌɑrkiəˈlɑdʒɪk(ə)l/
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American English pronunciation: archaeologicalClick to listen to the pronunciation of archaeological

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  /ˌɑrkiəˈlɑdʒɪk(ə)li/  adverb
American English pronunciation: archaeologicallyClick to listen to the pronunciation of archaeologically

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