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a. Of or relating to history; concerned with past events: a historical account.
b. Based on past events or set in the past: a historical novel.
c. Used in or providing evidence of the past: historical costumes; historical records.
2. Concerned with phenomena as they change through time: a historical dictionary.
3. Important or famous in history. See Usage Note at historic.
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|Noun||1.||historicalness - the state of having in fact existed in the past|
reality - the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be; "businessmen have to face harsh realities"
|2.||historicalness - significance owing to its history|
significance - the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
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