historic

[hi-stawr-ik, -stor-]
adjective
1.
well-known or important in history: a historic building; historic occasions.
2.
historical ( defs 1–5 ).

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

nonhistoric, adjective
pseudohistoric, adjective
quasi-historic, adjective
semihistoric, adjective
superhistoric, adjective
unhistoric, adjective

historic, historical, hysterical.


1. notable, renowned, famous, famed, memorable.
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historic (hɪˈstɒrɪk)
 
adj
1.  famous or likely to become famous in history; significant
2.  historical historical historical historical a less common word for historical
3.  linguistics Also: secondary (of Latin, Greek, or Sanskrit verb tenses) referring to past time
 
usage  A distinction is usually made between historic (important, significant) and historical (pertaining to history): a historic decision; a historical perspective

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Example sentences
Universities remain virtually free, but change may be coming to their historic
  halls.
Relish it or revile it, everyone agrees that the bill is historic.
The character of an eruption is based on the prehistoric and historic record of
  the volcano in question and its volcanic products.
It took him years of legal battling and lobbying to get permission to destroy
  the historic building.
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