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his‧tor‧i‧cal W2 [usually before noun]
1SH relating to the past:
It is important to look at the novel in its historical context.
2 connected to the study of history
3SH historical events, facts, people etc happened or existed in the past:
Was King Arthur a real historical figure?
4SHA describing or based on events in the past:
a historical novel
historically adverb:
How historically significant is this discovery?

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