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Definition of the adjective ahistorical

What does ahistorical mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. unconcerned with or unrelated to history or to historical development or to tradition

Alternative definition of the adjective ahistorical


  1. Lacking historical perspective or context.

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Google previewDictionary of Psychotherapy (2014)

by Sue Walrond-Skinner

Most therapies which are described as ahistorical use the term relatively, since some form of history takingisoften found ...

Google previewThe Žižek Dictionary (2015)

by Rex Butler

sees historicism as tending to succumb to the fate whereby, in its attempt to combat ahistorical transcendental formalism, it ends up becoming that which it fights against (it elevates situated contingency into the unsurpassable condition of ...

Google previewThe Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought (2007)

by R. Scruton

It is often said that the *liberal theory of human nature and political institutions is ahistorical. The intention is to accuse liberalism of describing our social and political nature without reference to the fact that these develop historically, or to the ...

Google previewDictionary of Critical Realism (2015)

by Mervyn Hartwig

,grasping the status quoaspartof ahistorical processrather than asimmutable. See also EMPIRICISM ...

Google previewDictionary of Symbols (2006)

by J. C. Cirlot

ahistorical«. formsof human existence. We mustnot overlook thefact that Rome, the most powerful political forceof Antiquity, andthe originator ofthe historical sense, upheldsolar hierophany, which, during theEmpire, dominated all other cults in ...

Google previewDictionary of Probation and Offender Management (2013)

by Rob Canton, David Hancock

ahistorical. offences« (committed two orthree decades ago), contributes tothistrend. Since olderprisoners are ...

Google previewThe Primary English Encyclopedia (2008)

by Margaret Mallett

ahistorical. novels« entry. Historical novels for primary-aged childrenfell outof favour towardsthe end of the twentieth century (see the report ofYoung Peoplets ...

Google previewLanguage and the Lexicon (2016)

An Introduction by David Singleton

ahistorical. principles« figured in earlier English dictionaries, including Johnson« s, and so it is possible to see the OED as the culmination of an already established tradition in English lexicography. However, there was a further very important ...

Google previewA Critical Dictionary of Sociology (2002)

by Raymond Boudon, Francois Bourricaud

ahistorical. birth pangs«. The scientist was aware of the complexity of the social processes and of the fact that this ...

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