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 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, "The Crown’s escape from history, as seen from the British Empire’s former colonies," 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, "Scholars turn anew to an old question: If Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon, how did he do it?," 28 Sep. 2020 There’s also a curious lack of historicity that feels freeing. Jessica Ferri, Los Angeles Times, "L.A. author Kathryn Scanlan on whether we’re still ‘The Dominant Animal’," 7 Apr. 2020 The historicity of this candidacy, of all the candidacies — that speaks to us. Tal Kopan, SFChronicle.com, "Kamala Harris barnstorms Iowa in effort to build 2020 momentum," 11 Aug. 2019 Crew members even had time for two television broadcasts to celebrate the flight's historicity. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 2: The 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America," 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, "How a group of investors are preserving Kolkata’s architectural legacy," 12 June 2019 Crew members even had time for two television broadcasts to celebrate the flight's historicity. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 2: The 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America," 17 July 2019 Crew members even had time for two television broadcasts to celebrate the flight's historicity. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 2: The 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of historicity

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Historicity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/historicity. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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