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historical

 
Adjective historical has 4 senses
  1. historical - of or relating to the study of history; "historical scholars"; "a historical perspective"
    Antonym:
    ahistorical
  2. historical - having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary; "the historical Jesus"; "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed"; "actual historical events"
    Antonym:
    unreal (indirect, via real)
  3. historic, historical - belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past; "historic victories"; "historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character"
    Antonym: present (indirect, via future, past)
    Antonym: future (indirect, via past, present)
  4. diachronic, historical - used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time; "diachronic linguistics"
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