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UK [hɪˈstɒrɪk(ə)l] / US [hɪˈstɔrɪk(ə)l] adjective [usually before noun]
1) connected with history or with the past

The painting depicts an actual historical event.

There are no historical precedents for a President resigning in mid-term.

The Abbey is a major historical monument.

a) connected with history as a subject of study

historical research/evidence

a question of purely historical interest (= of no importance to people today)

The conflict needs to be put in its historical context to be understood.

b) used for describing someone or something as they really existed in the past

The historical Julius Caesar bore little resemblance to Shakespeare's character.

2) literature a historical novel, film etc is based on people or events that existed in the past

English dictionary. 2014.

См. также в других словарях:

  • historical — [his tôr′i kəl, histär′i kəl] adj. [< L historicus + AL] 1. of or concerned with history as a science [the historical method] 2. providing evidence for a fact of history; serving as a source of history [a historical document] 3. based on or… …   English World dictionary

  • historical — UK US /hɪˈstɒrɪkəl/ adjective (also historic) FINANCE, ECONOMICS ► used to describe past prices or values: »The company offers real time and historical information on stocks, options, commodities, futures, indices, and currencies. »Historical… …   Financial and business terms

  • historical — early 15c. (earlier in same sense was historial, late 14c.), from L. historicus (from Gk. historikos historical, of or for inquiry, from historia; see HISTORY (Cf. history)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Historically …   Etymology dictionary

  • historical — index honest, traditional Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • historical — [adj] recorded as actually having happened actual, ancient, archival, attested, authentic, chronicled, classical, commemorated, documented, factual, important, in truth, old, past, real, verifiable; concepts 548,582,820 Ant. fictional …   New thesaurus

  • historical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or concerning history. 2) belonging to or set in the past. 3) (of the study of a subject) based on an analysis of its development over a period. DERIVATIVES historically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • historical — historically, adv. historicalness, n. /hi stawr i keuhl, stor /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, treating, or characteristic of history or past events: historical records; historical research. 2. based on or reconstructed from an event, custom, style …   Universalium

  • historical — [[t]hɪstɒ̱rɪk(ə)l, AM tɔ͟ːr [/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ: ADJ n Historical people, situations, or things existed in the past and are considered to be a part of history. ...an important historical figure. ...the historical impact of Western capitalism on the… …   English dictionary

  • historical — historic his*tor ic (h[i^]s*t[o^]r [i^]k), historical his*tor ic*al (h[i^]s*t[o^]r [i^]*kal), a. [L. historicus, Gr. istoriko s: cf. F. historique. See {History}.] Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events; as, an historical poem; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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