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 (ā′hĭ-stôr′ĭ-kəl, -stŏr′-)
1. Conceived or done without consideration of history or historical context.
2. Unconcerned with or ignorant of history.


(ˌeɪhɪsˈtɒrɪkəl) or


not related to history; not historical
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Adj.1.ahistorical - unconcerned with or unrelated to history or to historical development or to tradition
historical - of or relating to the study of history; "historical scholars"; "a historical perspective"
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This jolt of color effects the estrangement typically lent by historical distance, fostering a reading of the objects as apocryphal artifacts that must be negotiated within the Zen garden's purposefully ahistorical terrain.
Summary: Many American policymakers attempting to respond to the conflicts embroiling the Middle East tend to have a ruefully ahistorical perspective on the region, particularly on the Republican side of the aisle, which has traditionally been less introspective on policy matters in general.
Its objective is to provide the necessary context to challenge the Western media's prevalent, ahistorical claims about Gaza.
The terrible thing is that in 2016, "Hillary's America" could turn out to be just seething and ahistorical enough to be another preaching-to-the-pitchfork-choir D'Souza hit.
In his "presentist," ahistorical approach to the text, Netzley swims against the stream of Renaissance apocalyptic thought.
I agree that more discussion about feminism is a good thing, but I think Hannah's comments exemplify a problematic shift toward ahistorical "feminisms," where, instead of a collective movement, there is a feminism for each individual, defined by themself, for themself.
Iran and the 5+1 group reached last week ahistorical agreement on its nuclear file.
She argues over fifteen chapters that while visual representations of Poland and the Polish people may appear to be atemporal, they are neither apolitical nor ahistorical.
Burke is, after all, a sharp critic of ideology based on abstract, ahistorical "principles.
Circuit Court had to say: "The IRS may not unilaterally expand its authority through such an expansive, atextual, and ahistorical reading of [the statute].
The institutional underrepresentation still exists; however, the intellectual ground has shifted, creating a mind/body split between intellect (conceived as an interior, ahistorical function of pure reason) and representation (viewed as an exterior expression of historically, culturally, and socially specific bodies).
The intervening chapters seek to demystify consumption, arguing that consumer culture is not reducible to capitalist production; that "ethical consumption" discourse unfairly privileges nonlocal ethical concerns, like climate change or GMOs, over local ones, like household provisioning and shopping on a budget; and that as long as economics is dominated by ahistorical models that eschew qualitative research, it'll generate systems antithetical to human welfare.