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his·tor·i·cal

historical

 
 
pronunciation:
hI sto rih kl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to history or to the past.
I'm particulaly interested in historical subjects such as the causes of war.The Boston Massacre was an historical event that took place in 1770.
antonyms:
contemporary
definition 2: representing or based upon history.
Shakespeare wrote historical plays in addition to comedies and tragedies.
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 Pocahontas differs greatly from film versions.
antonyms:
mythical
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derivations: historically (adv.), historicalness (n.)
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