non·​his·​tor·​i·​cal ˌnän-hi-ˈstȯr-i-kəl How to pronounce nonhistorical (audio)
: not historical: such as
: not based on history
an essentially nonhistorical account
: not used or reproducing what was used in the past
nonhistorical costumes
nonhistorical building materials
nonhistorically adverb
All but one of the windows look authentically old-fashioned. The offending window belongs to a bathroom and was appropriately—if nonhistorically—modest. George Graham

Examples of nonhistorical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The closest nonhistorical portrayals to Washington’s role among recent winners are probably Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club and Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart. Jeremy Harriot, The Root, 3 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonhistorical was in 1840

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“Nonhistorical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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