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history

noun  /ˈhɪs·tə·ri, -tri/ us  

history noun (PAST EVENTS)

[C/U] (the study of) past events considered together, esp. events or developments of a particular period, country, or subject: [U] I’m taking a course in American history. [C] I’m reading a history of jazz (= a book that describes the development of this music).

history noun (REPEATED HAPPENINGS)

[C usually sing] something that has been done or experienced by a particular person or thing many times over a long period: Our family has a history of diabetes.
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