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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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History Translations

history in Afrikaans is geskiedenis, verhaal
history in Danish is historie
history in Dutch is geschiedenis, historie, verhaal
history in Finnish is historia
history in German is Geschichte
history in Italian is storia, storia
history in Norwegian is historie
history in Spanish is historia
history in Swedish is historia