trans·​his·​tor·​i·​cal | \ ˌtran(t)s-(h)i-ˈstȯr-i-kəl How to pronounce transhistorical (audio) , ˌtranz-, -ˈstär- \

Definition of transhistorical

: transcending historical bounds

Examples of transhistorical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The result is that in Portrait attraction between women is a force loose in the world, circulating unpredictably among us, with the same claims to transhistorical ubiquity that romances have long made for attraction between men and women. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 1 Dec. 2020 The Frans Hals Museum has shifted its strategy to bring in transhistorical ideas. Nina Siegal, New York Times, 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of transhistorical

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Transhistorical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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