Definitions for "historic"
Within the period of time recorded in written documents; as, within historic times. Opposite of prehistoric.
relating to or existing in times of written history; Within the Assessment area, the historic period is considered to begin with the expedition of Hernando de Soto in the 1540's.
In North American archaeology this term refers to the time period after European influence and the beginning of written records. Native Americans did not have a written history. In Wisconsin, this would be around 1650 and later. Historic artifacts may consist of old bottles, buttons, coins, etc.
Keywords:  diachronic
Same as diachronic.
having once lived, existed, or taken place in the real world; -- contrasted with legendary; as, the historical Jesus; doubt that a historical Camelot every existed; actual historical events.
Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events; as, an historical poem; the historic page.
of or pertaining to the time period after the arrival of Europeans to the New World
Irises over 30 years old. Most dates are the year introduced into commerce. A few are registration dates.
important in history; "the historic first voyage to outer space"
A building or space that has been specifically designated as historically significant by the adopting authority, is listed in "The National Register of Historic Places," or has been determined to be eligible for listing by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
Keywords:  belonging, character, times
Belonging to the past; as, historical (or historic) times; a historical character.