historically

adverb his·tor·i·cal·ly \ hi-ˈstȯr-i-k(ə-)lē , -ˈstär- \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of historically

1 : in accordance with or with respect to history
  • an historically accurate account
2 : in the past
  • historically, stagnant cities seldom have recovered
  • —Jane Jacobs

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1550


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