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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 previewDictionary of Critical Realism (2015)

by Mervyn Hartwig

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

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 previewEncyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics (2013)

by Martin Griffiths

ahistorical«. is added because many theoristsin this perspective engage in historical analysis and believe that history ismarkedby exploitation. Historical structuralists consider economic relations to bebasically conflictual, with exploitation ...

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 previewBiographical Dictionary of the History of Technology (2002)

by Lance Day, Ian McNeil

aHistorical. notesonthe cavity magnetron«, Transactions of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ED-23: 724 (provides an accountoftheir development ofthe cavity magnetron). Further Reading E.H.Dix and W.H.Aldous, 1966, ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (2013)

by W. F. Bynum, Roy Porter

aInfanticide:ahistorical. survey«, History of Childhood Quarterly. Journal of Psychohistory, 1974, 1: 353-65. Perhaps the best collection of citations on this subject is to be found in two venerable but still informative works: William Lecky, History ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)

by Katie Wales

ahistorical. past TENSE«, has been used in European criticism to refer specifically to the ...

Google previewThe Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought (2007)

by Roger 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 previewEncyclopedia of Literature and Criticism (2002)

by Martin Coyle, Honorary Professorial Fellow Peter Garside, Peter Garside, Malcolm Kelsall, Professor of English Malcolm Kelsall, Professor, John Peck

elaborated a largely ahistorical treatment of literature as ...

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 ...

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