Historical definition

hĭ-stôrĭ-kəl, -stŏr-
Concerned with phenomena as they change through time.

A historical dictionary.

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Based on or suggested by people or events of the past.

A historical novel.

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The definition of historical is something that provides evidence to the facts of history or is based on people and events of the past.

An example of historical is a document like the Declaration of Independence.

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Important or famous in history.
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Of or relating to history; concerned with past events.

A historical account.

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Based on past events or set in the past.

A historical novel.

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Used in or providing evidence of the past.

Historical costumes; historical records.

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Providing evidence for a fact of history; serving as a source of history.

A historical document.

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Of or concerned with history as a science.

The historical method.

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Established by history; not legendary or fictional; factual; real.
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Pertaining to the history, to what happened in the past.
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A historical romance.
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Showing the development or evolution in proper chronological order.

A historical account.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
historical
Plural:
historicals

Origin of historical

  • From historic +‎ -al.

    From Wiktionary