historicity

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

Definition of historicity

: historical actuality

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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 The result is a three-bedroom residence that exudes historicity without sacrificing contemporary creature comforts—which blend seamlessly into the old architecture anyway. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Impeccably restored Georgian townhouse wants $2M in London," 28 Mar. 2018 The silverware onboard, by the way, was used by the Italian navy in the 1920s—there’s historicity for you, regarding something quite new under the Tuscan sun. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Luxe Hotels With a Rich History Are Opening Across Europe," 12 Feb. 2018 Crew members even had time for two television broadcasts to celebrate the flight's historicity. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Apollo 8 and the 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America," 12 Dec. 2017 But that soapiness does sap Snowfall of some of its credibility and historicity, turning the show from gripping piece of crime history to later-season Breaking Bad knockoff. Richard Lawson, HWD, "Snowfall Provides Only Fleeting, Forgettable Highs," 5 July 2017 But that soapiness does sap Snowfall of some of its credibility and historicity, turning the show from gripping piece of crime history to later-season Breaking Bad knockoff. vanityfair.com, "Snowfall Provides Only Fleeting, Forgettable Highs," 5 July 2017 Converts to Orthodoxy come from many backgrounds: former Evangelicals in search of historicity, analytical Christians seeking something more hands-on, weekend churchgoers in search of fuller, more regular engagement. Jonathan M. Pitts, baltimoresun.com, "Conversions gradually transforming Orthodox Christianity," 24 June 2017

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of historicity was in 1880

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