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Dictionary Definition

historically adv
1 throughout history; "historically they have never co-existed peacefully"
2 with respect to history; "this is historically interesting"

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English

Adverb

historically
  1. In a historic manner; as has been done most often in the past.
    Historically speaking, this company has always collected payment before starting work.

Translations

  • Italian: storicamente
  • Japanese: 歴史的に

Extensive Definition

History is the study of the past, particularly the written record of the human race, but more generally including scientific and archaeological discoveries about the past. Recently, there has been an increased interest in oral history, passed down from generation to generation. New technology, such as photography, sound recording, and motion pictures, now complement the written word in the historical record.
The word history derives from the Greek ἱστορία (historia), "a learning by inquiry" and that from ἱστορέω (historeō), "to examine, to observe, to inquire", in turn from ἵστωρ (histōr), "a wise man, one who knows right, a judge". Academically, history is the field of research producing a continuous narrative and a systematic analysis of past events of importance to the human race. Those who study history as a profession are called historians.

Etymology

historically in Afrikaans: Geskiedenis
historically in Amharic: ታሪክ
historically in Old English (ca. 450-1100): Stǣr
historically in Arabic: تاريخ
historically in Aragonese: Istoria
historically in Franco-Provençal: Histouère
historically in Assamese: ইতিহাস
historically in Asturian: Hestoria
historically in Guarani: Tembiasakue
historically in Aymara: Nayra sarnaqawi
historically in Azerbaijani: Tarix
historically in Bambara: Tariku
historically in Bengali: ইতিহাস
historically in Min Nan: Le̍k-sú
historically in Bashkir: Тарих
historically in Belarusian: Гісторыя
historically in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa): Гісторыя
historically in Bavarian: G'schichte
historically in Bosnian: Historija
historically in Breton: Istor
historically in Bulgarian: История
historically in Catalan: Història
historically in Chuvash: Истори
historically in Cebuano: Kasaysayan
historically in Czech: Historie
historically in Corsican: Storia
historically in Welsh: Hanes
historically in Danish: Historie
historically in German: Geschichte
historically in Estonian: Ajalugu
historically in Modern Greek (1453-): Ιστορία
historically in Spanish: Historia
historically in Esperanto: Historio
historically in Basque: Historia
historically in Persian: تاریخ
historically in Faroese: Søga
historically in French: Histoire
historically in Western Frisian: Skiednis
historically in Friulian: Storie
historically in Irish: Stair
historically in Manx: Shennaghys
historically in Galician: Historia
historically in Classical Chinese: 史
historically in Hakka Chinese: Li̍t-sṳ́
historically in Korean: 역사
historically in Armenian: Պատմություն
historically in Hindi: इतिहास
historically in Croatian: Povijest
historically in Ido: Historio
historically in Iloko: Pakasaritaan
historically in Indonesian: Sejarah
historically in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Historia
historically in Interlingue: Historie
historically in Inuktitut: ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑯᓂᒃ/qaujisarniq titiqqatigut qanuiliuqtauqattarnikunik
historically in Ossetian: Истори
historically in Icelandic: Sagnfræði
historically in Italian: Storia
historically in Hebrew: היסטוריה
historically in Georgian: ისტორია
historically in Kashmiri: تاریخ
historically in Kirghiz: Тарых
historically in Swahili (macrolanguage): Historia
historically in Haitian: Istwa
historically in Kurdish: Dîrok
historically in Ladino: Istoria
historically in Latin: Historia
historically in Latvian: Vēsture
historically in Luxembourgish: Geschicht
historically in Lithuanian: Istorija
historically in Ligurian: Stöia
historically in Limburgan: Historie
historically in Lojban: citri
historically in Lombard: Stòria
historically in Hungarian: Történelem
historically in Macedonian: Историја
historically in Maltese: Storja
historically in Marathi: इतिहास
historically in Mazanderani: بگذشتی
historically in Malay (macrolanguage): Sejarah
historically in Min Dong Chinese: Lĭk-sṳ̄
nah:Huēhuehcāyōmatiliztli
historically in Dutch: Geschiedenis
historically in Dutch Low Saxon: Geschiedenis
historically in Nepali: इतिहास
historically in Japanese: 歴史
historically in Norwegian: Historie
historically in Norwegian Nynorsk: Historie
historically in Narom: Histouère
historically in Novial: Historie
historically in Occitan (post 1500): Istòria
historically in Pushto: تاريخ
historically in Low German: Historie
historically in Polish: Historia
historically in Portuguese: História
historically in Romanian: Istorie
historically in Quechua: Wiñay kawsay
historically in Russian: История
historically in Sanskrit: इतिहास
historically in Sardinian: Istòria
historically in Scots: History
historically in Saterfriesisch: Geschichte
historically in Sicilian: Storia
historically in Simple English: History
historically in Slovak: Dejiny
historically in Slovenian: Zgodovina
historically in Silesian: Historja
historically in Somali: Taariikh
historically in Serbian: Историја
historically in Serbo-Croatian: Historija
historically in Sundanese: Sajarah
historically in Finnish: Historia
historically in Swedish: Historia
historically in Tamil: வரலாறு
historically in Kabyle: Amezruy
historically in Tatar: Taríx
historically in Telugu: చరిత్ర
historically in Thai: ประวัติศาสตร์
historically in Vietnamese: Lịch sử
historically in Tajik: Таърих
historically in Tok Pisin: Histori
historically in Turkish: Tarih
historically in Turkmen: Taryh
historically in Ukrainian: Історія
historically in Urdu: تاريخ
historically in Venetian: Storia
historically in Volapük: Jenav
historically in Võro: Aolugu
historically in Waray (Philippines): Kasaysayan
historically in Wolof: Taariix
historically in Yiddish: היסטאריע
historically in Yoruba: Ìtàn
historically in Contenese: 史
historically in Zeeuws: Geschiedenisse
historically in Samogitian: Istuorėjė
historically in Chinese: 歷史

Synonyms, Antonyms 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 sooth, indeed, indeedy, nothing else but, of a truth, only yesterday, prehistorically, previously, priorly, really, really-truly, recently, then, truly, undoubtedly, verily, veritably, whilom, with truth, yesterday
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