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Definition 1: used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where historical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • diachronic linguistics

Synonyms for historical in the sense of this definition

(historical belongs to category ...) a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

"he taught foreign languages" "the language introduced is standard throughout the text" "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"

Definition 2: of or relating to the study of history - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where historical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • historical scholars
  • a historical perspective

Definition 3: belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where historical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • historic victories
  • historical (or historic) times
  • a historical character

Synonyms for historical in the sense of this definition

(historical is similar to ...) earlier than the present time; no longer current

"time past" "his youth is past" "this past Thursday" "the past year"

Definition 4: having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where historical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the historical Jesus
  • doubt that a historical Camelot every existed
  • actual historical events

(historical is similar to ...) being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

"real objects" "real people; not ghosts" "a film based on real life" "a real illness" "real humility" "Life is real! Life is earnest!"

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