World Historyof, pertaining to, treating, or characteristic of history or past events:historical records; historical research.
World Historybased on or reconstructed from an event, custom, style, etc., in the past:a historical reenactment of the battle of Gettysburg.
World Historyhaving once existed or lived in the real world, as opposed to being part of legend or fiction or as distinguished from religious belief:to doubt that a historical Camelot ever existed; a theologian's study of the historical Jesus.
World Historynarrated or mentioned in history; belonging to the past.
World Historynoting or pertaining to analysis based on a comparison among several periods of development of a phenomenon, as in language or economics.
World Historyhistoric (def. 1).
Latin historic(us) historic + -al1
late Middle English 1375–1425
3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged documented, authentic, factual, attested.