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noun, plural histories.
the branch of knowledge dealing with past events.
a continuous, systematic narrative of past events as relating to a particular people, country, period, person, etc., usually written as a chronological account; chronicle:
a history of France; a medical history of the patient.
the aggregate of past events.
the record of past events and times, especially in connection with the human race.
a past notable for its important, unusual, or interesting events:
a ship with a history.
acts, ideas, or events that will or can shape the course of the future; immediate but significant happenings:
Firsthand observers of our space program see history in the making.
a systematic account of any set of natural phenomena without particular reference to time:
a history of the American eagle.
a drama representing historical events:
Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies.
noun (pl) -ries

a record or account, often chronological in approach, of past events, developments, etc
(as modifier): a history book, a history play

all that is preserved or remembered of the past, esp in written form
the discipline of recording and interpreting past events involving human beings
past events, esp when considered as an aggregate
an event in the past, esp one that has been forgotten or reduced in importance: their quarrel was just history
the past, background, previous experiences, etc, of a thing or person: the house had a strange history
(computing) a stored list of the websites that a user has recently visited
a play that depicts or is based on historical events
a narrative relating the events of a character’s life: the history of Joseph Andrews


Finished; done with; hist: It’s been history, I’d say, four months (1980s+ Students)

1. A record of previous user inputs (e.g. to a command interpreter) which can be re-entered without re-typing them. The major improvement of the C shell (csh) over the Bourne shell (sh) was the addition of a command history. This was still inferior to the history mechanism on VMS which allowed you to recall previous commands as the current input line. You could then edit the command using cursor motion, insert and delete. These sort of history editing facilities are available under tcsh and GNU Emacs.
2. The history of computing (http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~history/index.html).
3. See Usenet newsgroups news:soc.history and news:alt.history for discussion of the history of the world.

ancient history
go down (in history)
make history
(history) repeats itself


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