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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 his·tor·i·cal /-ɪkəl/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 his·tor·ic his·tor·ic·al a.  Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events; as, an historical poem; the historic page. -- His*tor*ic*al*ness, n. -- His*to*ric*i*ty n.
    There warriors frowning in historic brass.   --Pope.
 Historical painting, that branch of painting which represents the events of history.
 Historical sense, that meaning of a passage which is deduced from the circumstances of time, place, etc., under which it was written.
 The historic sense, the capacity to conceive and represent the unity and significance of a past era or age.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to the study of history; "historical
             scholars"; "a historical perspective" [ant: ahistorical]
      2: having once lived or existed or taken place in the real
         world as distinct from being legendary; "the historical
         Jesus"; "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed";
         "actual historical events"
      3: belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the
         past; "historic victories"; "historical (or historic)
         times"; "a historical character" [syn: historic]
      4: used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as
         it changes through time; "diachronic linguistics" [syn: diachronic]
         [ant: synchronic]