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historical

his·tor·i·cal

historical

 
pronunciation:
hI sto rih kl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or having to do with history.
We wrote a historical report on the Civil War.
antonyms:
contemporary
definition 2: based upon history.
We watched a historical play about the Salem witch hunt.
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.