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  1. belonging to or typical of the study of history (historical methods)
  2. concerned with or treating of events of the past (historical accounts)
  3. based on or constituting factual material as distinct from legend or supposition.
  4. occurring or prominent in history. 

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  1.  Of or concerned with history as a science; the historical method 
  2. providing evidence for a fact of history; serving as a source of history; a historical document 
  3. established by history; not legendary or fictional; factual; real 
  4. showing the development or evolution in proper chronological order a historical account

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