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historical method

noun
1.
the process of establishing general facts and principles through attention to chronology and to the evolution or historical course of what is being studied.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • One historical method of protecting sensitive cells in tables is cell suppression.
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British Dictionary definitions for historical method

historical method

noun
1.
a means of learning about something by considering its origins and development
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