Definition of historical
historicalnessplay \hi-ˈstȯr-i-kəl-nəs, -ˈstär-\ noun
Examples of historical in a Sentence
He strove for historical accuracy in the movie.
The kings are listed in historical order.
Recent Examples of historical from the Web
Cuba is the backdrop, a historical point on a timeline on the museum wall, and a central part of the content of exhibits — but the artists, thinkers and creators who live on the island won’t be protagonists here.
Wedding quilt lecture and tea Appraiser Phyllis Twigg Hatcher discusses the historical significance of wedding quilts.
On the second Wednesday of each month, the History Museum of Mobile invites guests to bring their own lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages while listening to a presentation on a wide range of historical and cultural topics.
The family connection has made the Knights' historical run to the Class 2A state semifinals even more memorable.
The internet may quibble over the historical accuracy of such a multicultural Verona.
On June 3, seven new entries in a series of interpretative historical signs to be installed along a 10.1-mile stretch of Indian Creek Trail in Overland Park will be unveiled to the public.
The writer is a professor of historical and educational studies at Empire State College.
The Tamanskaya Division has a long historical lineage and most recently fought in Chechnya, skipping the fighting in eastern Ukraine.
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First Known Use of historical
HISTORICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of historical for English Language Learners
: of or relating to history
: based on history
: arranged in the order that things happened or came to be
HISTORICAL Defined for Kids
Definition of historical for Students
1 : relating to or based on history historical writings
2 : known to be true historical fact
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