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Definitions of historical

  1. Historically. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time; "diachronic linguistics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past; "historic victories"; "historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events; as, an historical poem; the historic page. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Relating to history or to the past. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Historic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Containing, pertaining to, contained in, deduced from, or representing history. Historical painting, that branch of the art which embodies a story in one picture. The historical sense, the faculty of construing and reproducing a historical situation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Pert. to history; contained in history or deduced from it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for historical

  1. 6, that the historical circumstances of the whole section, and its tendency be clearly understood. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  2. We look as though we were dressed for some historical costume ball. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
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