historically
adverb Date: 1550 1. in accordance with or with respect to history <
an historically accurate account
>
2. in the past <
historically, stagnant cities seldom have recovered — Jane Jacobs
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • historically — his|tor|i|cal|ly [ hı stɔrıkli ] adverb * 1. ) used for saying that something has existed or happened for a long time: Historically, relations between the two countries have never been good. 2. ) in a way that is connected with places, events, or …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • historically */ — UK [hɪˈstɒrɪklɪ] / US [hɪˈstɔrɪklɪ] adverb 1) used for saying that something has existed or happened for a long time Historically, relations between the two countries have never been good. 2) in a way that is connected with places, events, or… …   English dictionary

  • historically — historical UK US /hɪˈstɒrɪkəl/ adjective (also historic) FINANCE, ECONOMICS ► used to describe past prices or values: »The company offers real time and historical information on stocks, options, commodities, futures, indices, and currencies.… …   Financial and business terms

  • historically — adv. Historically is used with these adjectives: ↑accurate, ↑distant, ↑distinct, ↑important, ↑inaccurate, ↑inevitable, ↑informed, ↑interesting, ↑low, ↑significant, ↑specific, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • historically — adverb 1. throughout history (Freq. 6) historically they have never coexisted peacefully • Derived from adjective: ↑historical 2. with respect to history this is historically interesting • Derived from adjective: ↑histori …   Useful english dictionary

  • historically — adverb In a<!I think Brits say an historic historic manner; as has been done most often in the past. Historically speaking, this company has always collected payment before starting work …   Wiktionary

  • historically — historical ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or concerning history. 2) belonging to or set in the past. 3) (of the study of a subject) based on an analysis of its development over a period. DERIVATIVES historically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • historically — See historical. * * * …   Universalium

  • historically — Synonyms and related words: actually, aforetime, before, before now, beforetime, certainly, earlier, erenow, erewhile, erst, factually, formerly, forsooth, heretofore, hitherto, in fact, in reality, in the past, in times past, in truth, in very… …   Moby Thesaurus

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