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 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 The same feeling of historicity permeates Bob’s Donuts, Eddie’s Cafe and Beep’s Burgers, the latter which was admitted to San Francisco’s Legacy Business Registry two years ago. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "When being Asian American means bacon and eggs and hamburgers," 6 June 2019 What these folks want is a new house wearing the skin of an old house, often for the purpose of communicating authenticity or historicity. Kate Wagner, Curbed, "To renovate or not to renovate?," 5 Sep. 2018 This is due largely to the strange and beautiful way in which Raulff handles the problem of historicity and narrative. C. E. Morgan, New York Times, "Galloping Through History," 30 Mar. 2018

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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 17 Feb. 2020.

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