Definition of historicism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

historicism

 noun
noun
NAmE//hɪˈstɔrəˌsɪzəm//
 
, NAmE//hɪˈstɑrəˌsɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the theory that cultural and social events and situations can be explained by history
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: historicism