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English definition of “historical”

historical

adjective uk   /hɪˈstɒr.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈstɔːr-/
B1 connected with studying or representing things from the past: Many important historical documents were destroyed when the library was bombed. She specializes in historical novels set in 18th-century England. used to describe prices, values, etc. in the past: The table compares historical exchange rates for five different currencies.
historically
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
C1 The film makes no attempt to be historically accurate. Historically (= over a long period in the past), there have always been close links between France and Scotland.
(Definition of historical from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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