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historical

adjective [not gradable]  /hɪˈstɔr·ɪ·kəl, -ˈstɑr-/ us  
connected with the study or representation of things from the past: The library has an important collection of historical documents.
historically
adverb  /hɪˈstɔr·ɪk·li, -ˈstɑr-/ us  
Many of the historically accurate costumes created for the show will eventually be in museums.
Translations of “historical”
in Korean 역사적인…
in Arabic تاريخي…
in Portuguese histórico…
in Catalan històric…
in Japanese 歴史の, 歴史的な…
in Italian storico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歷史的, 有關歷史的…
in Russian исторический…
in Turkish tarihî, tarihsel, tarihi ilgilendiren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 历史的, 有关历史的…
in Polish historyczny…
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