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Meaning of “history” - Learner’s Dictionary

history

noun     /ˈhɪstəri/
PAST [U]
A2 the whole series of events in the past that relate to the development of a country, subject, or person: The Civil War was a terrible time in American history. What do you know about the history of jazz?HistorySpecific periods of time
SUBJECT [U]
A2 the study of events in the past: He's very interested in modern European history. a history bookHistorySubjects and disciplines
a history of sth
If you have a history of a particular problem or illness, you have already suffered from it: a man with a history of drug addictionOccurring and happening
DESCRIPTION [C]
a description or record of events in the past relating to someone or something: The doctor read through his medical history. →  See also case history , natural history HistoryAccounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
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