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Singular
history

Plural
histories

  1. (uncountable) History is what happened in the past.
    China has many old books about its history.
  2. (uncountable) History is the study of what happened in the past.
    He is a professor of history.
  3. A history is a book recording things that have happened.
    He was reading a history of Ancient Rome.

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