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[ey-hi-stawr-ik, -stor-] /ˌeɪ hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-/
without concern for history or historical development; indifferent to tradition.
Also, ahistorical.
Origin of ahistoric
1935-40; a-6 + historic Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ahistorical
  • But it seems ahistorical to deny that the dynamics of human problems don't change.
  • And it includes the chart above, which is a masterpiece of ahistorical nonsense.
  • But many of the tea-partiers have invented a strangely ahistorical version of it.
  • It is a bad piece of work, ahistorical and unbalanced.
  • Morality is not an ahistorical product of universal pure reason.
  • There is a certain ahistorical cast to their criticism.
  • Yet these explanations have a curiously ahistorical flavor.
  • Narrative devices and perspectives were naturally suggested by a place, ahistorical moment ora personality.
  • It would be both sacrilegious and ahistorical to believe that our power will last for eternity.
  • It starts with ahistorical evolution of the project and ends with the current status.
British Dictionary definitions for ahistorical


not related to history; not historical
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Word Origin and History for ahistorical

"without reference to or regard for history," 1950, from a- (2) "not" + historical.



"not historical, lacking in historical background or justification," 1911, from a- (2) "not" + historic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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