Transumptive vs Historical - What's the difference?

transumptive | historical |


As adjectives the difference between transumptive and historical

is that transumptive is metaphorical while historical is pertaining to the history, to what happened in the past.

As a noun historical is

a historical romance.

transumptive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • metaphorical
  • A transumptive kind of speech. — Drayton.
    Fictive, descriptive, digressive, transumptive , and withal definitive. — Lowell.
    (Webster 1913)

    historical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to the history, to what happened in the past.
  • Usage notes

    * * See the usage notes about (m) for more.

    Synonyms

    * historic

    Derived terms

    * ahistorical * art-historical

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A historical romance.
  • * 1999 , Anne K. Kaler, Rosemary E. Johnson-Kurek, Romantic Conventions , page 63:
  • However, as regular romance readers know, the romance novels that appear on the best-seller lists are not Harlequins at all, but rather historicals and contemporaries, which vary widely from the Harlequin pattern in style, plot, and character.