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    #1

    dates back to

    What does "dates back to" mean?

    For example: The term “stroke” dates back to the late 16th century.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: dates back to

    That's when people first started calling them strokes.

    Before that they'd have had another name for them.

    Rover

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