historically - definition and synonyms

 
adverb 

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/hɪˈstɒrɪkli/
  1. 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. 2
    in a way that is connected with places, events, or people that are recorded in history

    Her account of the period is historically accurate.

    historically valuable fossils