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historic

[ hi-stawr-ik, -stor- ]
/ hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr- /
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adjective
well-known or important in history: a historic building; historic occasions.
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Origin of historic

1605–15; <Latin historicus<Greek historikós historical, scientific, equivalent to histor(ía) inquiry (see history) + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM historic

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH historic

historic , historical, hysterical
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How to use historic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for historic

historic
/ (hɪˈstɒrɪk) /

adjective
famous or likely to become famous in history; significant
Also: secondary linguistics (of Latin, Greek, or Sanskrit verb tenses) referring to past time

usage for historic

A distinction is usually made between historic (important, significant) and historical (pertaining to history): a historic decision; a historical perspective
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