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his•tor•i•cal(hɪˈstɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈstɒr-)
You use historic to say that something was important in history, or that it will be regarded as important in the future.
You use historical to say that someone or something really existed or happened in the past, rather than being invented by a writer.
Historical novels, plays, and films deal with real or imaginary events in the past.
Historical occurs in the names of some organizations concerned with the subject of history.
However, if you want to say that something relates to the teaching of history, you use history in front of another noun. You do not use 'historic' or 'historical'.
|Adj.||1.||historical - of or relating to the study of history; "historical scholars"; "a historical perspective"|
ahistorical - unconcerned with or unrelated to history or to historical development or to tradition
|2.||historical - having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary; "the historical Jesus"; "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed"; "actual historical events"|
|3.||historical - belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past; "historic victories"; "historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character"|
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
|4.||historical - used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time; "diachronic linguistics"|
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
historical[hɪsˈtɒrɪkəl] ADJ → histórico
modern historical research → la recherche historique moderne
It was this kind of historical context that Morris brought to his work → C'est ce type de contexte historique que Morris intégra dans son œuvre.
from a historical perspective → d'un point de vue historique
Viewed from a historical perspective, agricultural landscapes are ever changing → D'un point de vue historique, le paysage agricole est en constante transformation.