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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Historic  \His*tor"ic\,  Historical  \His*tor"ic*al\,  a.  [L. 
  historicus  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  historique  See  {History}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  history,  or  the  record  of  past  events; 
  as  an  historical  poem;  the  historic  page.  -- 
  {His*tor"ic*al*ness},  n.  --  {His*to*ric"i*ty},  n. 
 
  There  warriors  frowning  in  historic  brass.  --Pope. 
 
  {Historical  painting},  that  branch  of  painting  which 
  represents  the  events  of  history. 
 
  {Historical  sense},  that  meaning  of  a  passage  which  is 
  deduced  from  the  circumstances  of  time,  place  etc.,  under 
  which  it  was  written. 
 
  {The  historic  sense},  the  capacity  to  conceive  and  represent 
  the  unity  and  significance  of  a  past  era  or  age. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  historic 
  adj  1:  of  what  is  important  or  famous  in  the  past;  "historic 
  victories"  [syn:  {historical}] 
  2:  belonging  to  the  past;  "historical  (or  historic)  times";  "a 
  historical  character"  [syn:  {historical}] 
  3:  important  in  history;  "the  historic  first  voyage  to  outer 
  space" 




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