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historical method

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noun
  1. the process of establishing general facts and principles through attention to chronology and to the evolution or historical course of what is being studied.

Origin of historical method

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for historical method

historical method

noun
  1. a means of learning about something by considering its origins and development
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