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historical

EN[hɪˈstɒɹɪkəl] [hɪˈstɔːɹɪkəl]
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    Definition of historical in English Dictionary

  • NounPLhistoricalsPREhisto-SUF-al
    1. A historical romance.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore historicalSUPmost historical
      1. Of, concerning, or in accordance with recorded history, (particularly) as opposed to legends, myths, and fictions.
        1. Hagiography, the historical genre which is the subject of this week's seminar, comprises narratives concerned with the saints and their achievements, especially the miracles which God has performed through them and on their behalf.
      2. Of, concerning, or in accordance with the past generally.
        1. But concerning some persons of your neighbourhood... their Confession [of Faith] is rather an opinion than a true and sincere earnestness, for all of them are not that which they boast and glory to be; there may be many honest hearts among them; but many of them are only historical and titular, and desire only to show themselves, and to be applauded ...
        2. The historical present is often treated as a principal tense, but there are exceptions and sometimes both constructions appear in the same passage.
      3. Of, concerning, or in accordance with the scholarly discipline of history.
        1. The Royal Historical Society / The State Historical Society of Wisconsin
        2. The historical development of skill in foreshortening will be demonstrated in another section. Only the more perfect phases will be treated here.
        3. EB: We live in a special time of awakening. This is a historical moment for Egypt DS: In which many see you as a kind of messiah. EB: I neither can nor want to be a savior.
      4. Forming compound adjectives with the meaning "historical/~" or "historically".
        1. historical-political
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The editor composed a historical journal from many individual letters.
        • One of the architectural arts is acrography or plaster work which has had its own form and style in each historical period.
        • Maple sugaring is an important historical industry in Vermont.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Historical writing proliferates in examples of tendentious accounts of national history, where the “whitewashing” of one history goes hand in hand with the “blackwashing” of another.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -al
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
          Related Links:
          1. en historically
          2. en historicals
          3. en historicalist
          4. en historicalists
          5. en historicalness
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of historical for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "historical" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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