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"historical" in British English

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historicaladjective

uk   /hɪˈstɒr.ɪ.kəl/  us   /hɪˈstɔːr.ɪ.kəl/
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 ​describeprices, ​values, etc. in the past: The ​tablecompares historical ​exchangerates for five different ​currencies.

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adverb uk   /hɪˈstɒr.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /hɪˈstɔːr.ɪ.kəl.i/
C1 The ​film makes no ​attempt to be historically ​accurate. Historically (= over a ​longperiod in the past), there have always been ​closelinks between France and ​Scotland.
(Definition of historical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"historical" in American English

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historicaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /hɪˈstɔr·ɪ·kəl, -ˈstɑr-/
connected with the ​study or ​representation of things from the past: The ​library has an ​importantcollection of historical ​documents.
historically
adverb  us   /hɪˈstɔr·ɪk·li, -ˈstɑr-/
Many of the historically ​accuratecostumescreated for the show will ​eventually be in ​museums.
(Definition of historical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"historical" in Business English

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historicaladjective

uk   us   /hɪˈstɒrɪkəl/ (also historic) FINANCE, ECONOMICS
used to describe past ​prices or ​values: The ​companyoffersreal-time and historical ​information on ​stocks, ​options, ​commodities, ​futures, ​indices, and ​currencies. Historical ​data show the ​clearlink between ​incometaxrates and the ​size of ​domesticgovernmentspending.
historically
adverb
In ​addition to ​strongyields, ​growers saw ​prices at historically high ​levels.
(Definition of historical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “historical”
in Arabic تاريخي…
in Korean 역사적인…
in Portuguese histórico…
in Catalan històric…
in Japanese 歴史の, 歴史的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 历史的, 有关历史的…
in Turkish tarihî, tarihsel, tarihi ilgilendiren…
in Russian исторический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歷史的, 有關歷史的…
in Italian storico…
in Polish historyczny…
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