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English definition of “historical”

historical

adjective [not gradable]    /hɪˈstɔr·ɪ·kəl, -ˈstɑr-/
connected with the study or representation of things from the past: The library has an important collection of historical documents.
(Definition of historical adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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