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historical

adjective
 
 
/hɪˈstɒrɪkəl/
B1 relating to events or people in the past, or the study of history: a historical novel historical documentsHistory
historically adverb
Translations of “historical”
in Korean 역사적인…
in Arabic تاريخي…
in Portuguese histórico…
in Catalan històric…
in Japanese 歴史の, 歴史的な…
in Italian storico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歷史的, 有關歷史的…
in Russian исторический…
in Turkish tarihî, tarihsel, tarihi ilgilendiren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 历史的, 有关历史的…
in Polish historyczny…
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