Meaning of “historian” in the English Dictionary

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"historian" in British English

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historiannoun [ C ]

uk /hɪˈstɔː.ri.ən/ us /hɪˈstɔːr.i.ən/

C1 someone who writes about or studies history

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  • Historians from the time said the Persian army had over one million soldiers, but modern writers say the number was probably lower – between 100,000 and 360,000.
  • Historians think that rickshaws were first used in Japan in the mid-19th century.

(Definition of “historian” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"historian" in American English

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historiannoun [ C ]

us /hɪˈstɔr·i·ən, -ˈstoʊr-/

someone who writes about or studies history

(Definition of “historian” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)