presymbolic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ symbolic

Adjective[edit]

presymbolic (not comparable)

  1. (psychology) Not yet able to use symbols to communicate.
    • 1995, Kathleen Ann Quill, Teaching Children With Autism (page 18)
      Those nonverbal means of communication that are used tend to be presymbolic.