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history meaning

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  • History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past, History can also refer to the academic discipline which uses a narrative to examine and analyse a sequence of past event Stories common to a particular culture,
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  • NounPLhistoriesPREhisto-SUF-ory
    1. The aggregate of past events.
      1. With some of it on the south and more of it on the north of the great main thoroughfare that connects Aldgate and the East India Docks, St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London.
    2. The branch of knowledge that studies the past; the assessment of notable events.
      1. History and experience act as a filter that can distort as much as elucidate. It is largely forgotten now, overlooked in the one-line description of Tony Blair and George W Bush as the men who lied about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, but there was a wider context to their conviction.
    3. NC A set of events involving an entity.
      1. What is your medical history?   The family's history includes events best forgotten. ‎
    4. NC A record or narrative description of past events.
      1. NC (medicine) A list of past and continuing medical conditions of an individual or family.
        1. A personal medical history is required for the insurance policy.   He has a history of cancer in his family. ‎
      2. NC (computing) A record of previous user events, especially of visited web pages in a browser.
        1. I visited a great site yesterday but forgot the URL. Luckily, I didn't clear my history. ‎
      3. INF Something that no longer exists or is no longer relevant.
        1. I told him that if he doesn't get his act together, he's history. ‎
      4. NU Shared experience or interaction.
        1. There is too much history between them for them to split up now.
        2. He has had a lot of history with the police.
    5. VerbSGhistoriesPRhistoryingPT, PPhistoried
      1. OBS To narrate or record.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • onds smashed the ball 467 feet, the second longest home run in the history of the park. ‎
          • The history of wikied novels isn't pretty (Penguin Books never published the gobbledygook that was "A Million Penguins"), and no one has dared wiki a jazz song.
          • Historical writing proliferates in examples of tendentious accounts of national history, where the “whitewashing” of one history goes hand in hand with the “blackwashing” of another.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • There have been many memorable villainesses in Disney history.
          • In a 10-year career, he has won more A.M.A. supercross and motocross races than any rider in history.
          • Vexillology can help us to delve into national and global history.

      Meaning of history for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "history" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Verbs
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            Definiteness: Level 9
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