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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having importance in or influence on history.
  • adjective Historical.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to history or historians; containing or conveying history.
  • Noted or famous in history.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events
  • adjective having once lived, existed, or taken place in the real world; -- contrasted with legendary.
  • adjective Belonging to the past; ; a historical character.
  • adjective Within the period of time recorded in written documents. Opposite of prehistoric.
  • adjective (Linguistics) Same as diachronic.
  • adjective that branch of painting which represents the events of history.
  • adjective that meaning of a passage which is deduced from the circumstances of time, place, etc., under which it was written.
  • adjective the capacity to conceive and represent the unity and significance of a past era or age.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having importance or significance in history
  • adjective belonging to the past; historical (see note below)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective important in history
  • adjective belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past

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