Definition of 'historical'
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Cultural and historical context is important. Smithsonian Mag (2017)I carried out historical research there in the early 2000s. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why do so many people want to read about crime or historical figures? Times, Sunday Times (2012)There will be live demonstrations and historical tales about the lives of miners and their families. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We do have a historical perspective on the cross. Christianity Today (2000)Those questions can only be addressed by placing what happened in its proper historical context. DOT.CON (2001)Students write and perform their own musical projects based on historical documents and research. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Other historical figures did not receive much attention. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)There is no need to wait for historical perspective to correct premature judgment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This historical context is important in assessing the continuing influence of limited war thinking. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)Mixing fictional characters with historical figures was his forte. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My point is that you need to give young people a sense of historical perspective. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Complete editions of the works of writers and historical figures are also widely available. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)Let us put this movement into historical perspective. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsAll of this is done with a light and confident hand and an eye on historical context. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)As historical figures they can be recycled in sermons and invoked as role models. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it is easy to let that historical perspective distort the picture. GOD'S SECRETARIES: The Making of the King James Bible (2003)Pearl takes an unusual subject for a thriller and seamlessly weaves historical research and his own inventions into a satisfying story. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It doesn't care about historical earnings. AHEAD OF THE MARKET (2003)The historical research shows that this heart came from the orphan of the Temple. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)The Bible and its interpretation must be seen in historical context. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Too many historical figures wander in and out of the narrative, causing it to lose focus. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The playing is based on meticulous historical research, but sounds supremely natural and full of warmth and life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I have not done the historical research that would be needed to find out who thought of them first. Infinite in All Directions (1989)IF you want a historical documentary about the politics of the 1980s don't go and see this film. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'historical'
British English: historical /hɪˈstɒrɪkl/ ADJECTIVE
Historical people, situations, or things existed in the past and are considered to be a part of history.
...an important historical figure.
- American English: historical
- Arabic: تَارِيخِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: histórico
- Chinese: 历史的
- Croatian: povijesni
- Czech: historický
- Danish: historisk
- Dutch: historisch
- European Spanish: histórico
- Finnish: historiallinen
- French: historique
- German: historisch
- Greek: ιστορικός
- Italian: storico
- Japanese: 歴史上の
- Korean: 역사적인
- Norwegian: historisk
- Polish: historyczny
- European Portuguese: histórico
- Romanian: istoric
- Russian: исторический
- Spanish: histórico
- Swedish: historisk
- Thai: ที่เกี่ยวกับประวัติศาสตร์
- Turkish: tarihi
- Ukrainian: історичний
- Vietnamese: liên quan đến lịch sử
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