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historical

his·tor·i·cal

historical

 
 
pronunciation:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to history.
a historical article
antonyms:
contemporary
definition 2: representing or based upon history.
a historical play
similar words:
period
definition 3: based on or relating to the records of history, as opposed to the stories of legend or myth.
the historical Jesus
antonyms:
mythical
derivations: historically (adv.), historicalness (n.)
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The word historical contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.