Adjective Definition


1.Definition: belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past

"Historical (or historic) times", "A historical character"

Related Adjective(s):historic

2.Definition: having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary

"The historical Jesus", "Doubt that a historical Camelot every existed", "Actual historical events"

3.Definition: of or relating to the study of history

"Historical scholars", "A historical perspective"

4.Definition: used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time

Related Adjective(s):diachronic

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