• (adj): Used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time.
    Synonyms: diachronic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on historical:

The Bible And History
... The Bible from a historical perspective, includes numerous fields of study, ranging from archeology and astronomy to linguistics and methods of comparative literature ... Scholars also examine the historical context of Bible passages, the importance ascribed to events by the authors, and the contrast between the descriptions of these events and historical evidence of their occurrence ... Historical analysis of the Bible includes questioning the historicity of the Bible, whether the Bible is an accurate history of ancient Israel ...
Georg Heinrich Pertz
... Carolingian chroniclers for the newly-founded Historical Society of Germany ... Monumenta Germaniae Historica, texts of all the more important historical writers on German affairs down to the year 1500, as well as of laws, imperial and regal archives, and other valuable ... in 1874, and died at Munich while attending the sittings of the historical commission ...
Joseph Fouché - In Literature and On Screen
... In the Richard Sharpe series of historical novels, set during the Napoleonic Wars, Fouché is mentioned as an early mentor of Sharpe's bitter enemy Pierre Ducos, a French ... In the 1949, Hollywood historical drama Reign of Terror, Fouché is played by Arnold Moss ...
European Grand Prix - Historical
... The title was revived by the FIA after World War II, and was first given to the Belgian Grand Prix in 1947, and was distributed across several countries until the 1977 British Grand Prix, the last race to receive the honorific title ... All post-war honorific European Grands Prix were F1 races ...

More definitions of "historical":

  • (adj): Belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past.
    Example: "Historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character"
    Synonyms: historic
  • (adj): Having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary.
    Example: "The historical Jesus"; "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed"; "actual historical events"
  • (adj): Of or relating to the study of history.
    Example: "Historical scholars"; "a historical perspective"

Famous quotes containing the word historical:

    Religion means goal and way, politics implies end and means. The political end is recognizable by the fact that it may be attained—in success—and its attainment is historically recorded. The religious goal remains, even in man’s highest experiences, that which simply provides direction on the mortal way; it never enters into historical consummation.
    Martin Buber (1878–1965)

    The analogy between the mind and a computer fails for many reasons. The brain is constructed by principles that assure diversity and degeneracy. Unlike a computer, it has no replicative memory. It is historical and value driven. It forms categories by internal criteria and by constraints acting at many scales, not by means of a syntactically constructed program. The world with which the brain interacts is not unequivocally made up of classical categories.
    Gerald M. Edelman (b. 1928)

    By contrast with history, evolution is an unconscious process. Another, and perhaps a better way of putting it would be to say that evolution is a natural process, history a human one.... Insofar as we treat man as a part of nature—for instance in a biological survey of evolution—we are precisely not treating him as a historical being. As a historically developing being, he is set over against nature, both as a knower and as a doer.
    Owen Barfield (b. 1898)