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English definition of “historical”

historical

adjective
 
 
/hɪˈstɒrɪkəl/
B1 relating to events or people in the past, or the study of history: a historical novel historical documentsHistory
historically adverb
(Definition of historical from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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