[hi-stawr-ik, -stor-] /hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-/
well-known or important in :
a historic building; historic occasions.
famous or likely to become famous in history; significant
a less common word for historical (sense 1), historical (sense 2), historical (sense 3), historical (sense 4), historical (sense 5)
(linguistics) Also secondary. (of Latin, Greek, or Sanskrit verb tenses) referring to past time
1660s, probably a back-formation from historical, perhaps influenced by French historique. What is historic is noted or celebrated in history; what is historical deals with history.
noun 1. the genre of literature, film, etc., comprising narratives that take place in the past and are characterized chiefly by an imaginative reconstruction of historical events and personages. 2. works of this genre, as novels and plays. noun a novel set among actual events or a specific period of history; also called historical novel
- Historical-cost accounting
noun 1. a method of accounting that values assets at the original cost. In times of high inflation profits can be overstated Compare current-cost accounting
noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the study of changes in a language or group of languages over a period of time. noun 1. (functioning as sing) the study of language as it changes in the course of time, with a view either to discovering general principles of linguistic change or to establishing the […]
noun 1. the branch of geology dealing with the history of the earth. noun 1. the branch of geology concerned with the evolution of the earth and its life forms from its origins to the present