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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] historia < Ancient Greek ἱστορία (historia), learning through research, narration of what is learned) < ἱστορέω (historeō), to learn through research, to inquire) < ἵστωρ (histōr), the one who knows, the expert, the judge), from *ϝίδτωρ, from Indo-European *wid- (know, knowledge).

Noun

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Singular
history

Plural
histories

history (histories)
  1. The aggregate of past events.
    History repeats itself if we don’t learn from its mistakes.
    Holes in your pant pockets turn your coins into history.
  2. The branch of knowledge that studies the past; the assessment of notable events.
    He teaches history at the university.
    History will not look kindly on these tyrants.
    He dreams of an invention that will make history.
  3. A record or narrative description of past events.
  4. (medicine) The list of past and continuing medical conditions of an individual or family.
    A personal medical history is required for the insurance policy.
    He has a history of cancer in his family.
  5. (computing) A record of previous user events.
    I visted a great site yesterday but forgot the URL; oh! ... luckily I didn't clear my history.

Synonyms

  • (aggregate of past events): past
  • (record or narrative description of past events): account, chronicle, story, tale
  • (medicine: list of past and continuing medical conditions): medical history
  • (computing: record of previous user events): log

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