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.
works of this genre, as novels and plays.
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
[hi-stawr-i-kuh l, -stor-] /hɪˈstɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈstɒr-/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, treating, or characteristic of or past events: historical records; historical research. 2. based on or reconstructed from an event, custom, style, etc., in the past: a historical reenactment of the battle of Gettysburg. 3. having once existed or lived in the real world, […]