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history

noun (PAST EVENTS)    /ˈhɪs.tər.i/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/
A2 [C or U] (the study of or a record of) past events considered together, especially events of a particular period , country , or subject : I studied modern European history at college . American history Annie's decided to write a history of electronic music . I only asked him for a cigarette , but two hours later he'd told me his whole life history.History - general wordsSubjects and disciplines [U] informal something that happened or ended a long time ago and is not important now, or a person who is not important now, although they were in the past: Last year's report is ancient history and totally irrelevant to the current situation . "What about Dan - are you still seeing him?" "Oh, he's history."In the past
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