historicity

noun
his·​to·​ric·​i·​ty | \ ˌhi-stə-ˈri-sə-tē How to pronounce historicity (audio) \

Definition of historicity

: historical actuality

Examples of historicity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan want to explore that further in Season 2, that historicity of the way that women who are undergoing mental health issues are treated and treated very differently than men. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 15 Apr. 2022 The digital face with LED numbers of the Pulsar lost historicity and inculcated a perpetual present available at the push of a button. Charlotte Kent, Wired, 30 Nov. 2021 Cut to 2016, when Netflix premiered The Crown, that sense of irony and historicity vanished in the grandeur of the series’ production value. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 26 Nov. 2020 Now, some faithful Latter-day Saint scholars and respectful outside historians — laying aside the book’s historicity claims — have begun exploring Smith’s work as a translator. Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Sep. 2020 There’s also a curious lack of historicity that feels freeing. Jessica Ferri, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2020 The historicity of this candidacy, of all the candidacies — that speaks to us. Tal Kopan, SFChronicle.com, 11 Aug. 2019 Crew members even had time for two television broadcasts to celebrate the flight's historicity. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 17 July 2019 House number 32, Ashwini Dutta Road, may not have the grand scale or historicity of Palchowdhury’s Maheshganj Estate, but the passion and commitment of the current owner, Simonti Mukherjee, is as high. Chandrima Pal, Quartz India, 12 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of historicity

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of historicity was in 1880

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“Historicity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/historicity. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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