non·​his·​tor·​i·​cal | \ ˌnän-hi-ˈstȯr-i-kəl How to pronounce nonhistorical (audio) , -ˈstär- \

Definition of nonhistorical

: not historical: such as
a : not based on history an essentially nonhistorical account
b : not used or reproducing what was used in the past nonhistorical costumes nonhistorical building materials

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nonhistorically \ ˌnän-​hi-​ˈstȯr-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce nonhistorically (audio) , -​ˈstär-​ \ 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, "Rooting for Everybody Black: Handicapping the Black Oscar Nominees," 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nonhistorical

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonhistorical.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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