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historic

adjective his·tor·ic \hi-ˈstr-ik, -ˈstär-\

: famous or important in history

: having great and lasting importance

: happening or existing in the past

Full Definition of HISTORIC

:  historical: as
a :  famous or important in history <historic battlefields>
b :  having great and lasting importance <a historic occasion>
c :  known or established in the past <historic interest rates>
d :  dating from or preserved from a past time or culture <historic buildings> <historic artifacts>

Examples of HISTORIC

  1. It's wonderful to see so many people here on this historic occasion.
  2. She returned safely from her historic flight into space.
  3. The court made a historic decision last week.
  4. They know of many historic volcanic eruptions in the area.
  5. the historic importance of the river

First Known Use of HISTORIC

1594
HISTORIC Defined for Kids

historic

adjective his·tor·ic \hi-ˈstr-ik\

Definition of HISTORIC for Kids

:  famous in history

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