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Definition of history:

  1. A learning or knowing by inquiry; the knowledge of facts and events, so obtained; hence, a formal statement of such information; a narrative; a description; a written record; as, the history of a patient's case; the history of a legislative bill.
  2. A systematic, written account of events, particularly of those affecting a nation, institution, science, or art, and usually connected with a philosophical explanation of their causes; a true story, as distinguished from a romance; -- distinguished also from annals, which relate simply the facts and events of each year, in strict chronological order; from biography, which is the record of an individual's life; and from memoir, which is history composed from personal experience, observation, and memory.
  3. To narrate or record.

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narration, achieve, floor, version, memorial, taradiddle, archives, go down in history, fib, background, account statement, tale, business relationship, explanation, words, story, news report, happen, write up, account, storey, chronicle, tarradiddle, accounting, muniment, level, records, social science, succeed, do something important, antiquity.

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