what does history mean?

    What does the word history really mean/

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    his·to·ry (hst-r)
    n. pl. his·to·ries
    a. A usually chronological record of events, as of the life or development of a people or institution, often including an explanation of or commentary on those events: a history of the Vikings.
    b. A formal written account of related natural phenomena: a history of volcanoes.
    c. A record of a patient's medical background.
    d. An established record or pattern of behavior: an inmate with a history of substance abuse.
    2. The branch of knowledge that records and analyzes past events: "History has a long-range perspective" (Elizabeth Gurley Flynn).
    a. The past events relating to a particular thing: The history of their rivalry is full of intrigue.
    b. The aggregate of past events or human affairs: basic tools used throughout history.
    c. An interesting past: a house with history.
    d. Something that belongs to the past: Their troubles are history now.
    e. Slang One that is no longer worth consideration: Why should we worry about him? He's history!
    4. A drama based on historical events: the histories of Shakespeare.

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