Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “historical”

See all translations

historical

adjective
 
 
/hɪˈstɒrɪkəl/ ( also historic) FINANCE, ECONOMICS
used to describe past prices or values: The company offers real-time and historical information on stocks, options, commodities, futures, indices, and currencies. Historical data show the clear link between income tax rates and the size of domestic government spending.
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…
(Definition of historical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of historical?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “historical” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ditto

used to agree with something that has just been said, or to avoid repeating something that has been said

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More