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history

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/ˈhɪstəri/
a record of past events relating to a particular person or company: This is the 50th consecutive month of uninterrupted job growth, the longest in the nation's history. No one else in the Bank's long history has climbed all the way up the ladder. When a person applies for a bank account or credit card, their credit history can be tracked. career/employment/medical history
a record of actions or events that have happened often over a period of time: a history of sth The company has had a history of difficult management-union relations.
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