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"historic" in British English

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historicadjective

uk   /hɪˈstɒr.ɪk/  us   /-ˈstɔːr-/
B1 important or ​likely to be ​important in ​history: historic ​buildings a historic ​day/​moment In a historic ​vote, the Church of ​Englanddecided to ​allow women to ​becomepriests. specialized law A historic ​offence is one that was ​committed by someone in the past but that they were not charged with at the ​time: He ​pleadedguilty to a ​charge of ​rape, as well as five historic ​sexualoffences.

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

"historic" in American English

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historicadjective [not gradable]

 us   /hɪˈstɔr·ɪk, -ˈstɑr-/
(of a thing or ​event) ​important when ​studied as ​part of the past: historic ​buildings and ​monuments
(Definition of historic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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