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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 his·to·ry /ˈhɪst(ə)ri/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 his·to·ry /ˈhɪst(ə)rɪ/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 His·to·ry n.; pl. Histories
 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.
    Histories are as perfect as the historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul.   --Carlyle.
 For aught that I could ever read,
 Could ever hear by tale or history.   --Shak.
    What histories of toil could I declare!   --Pope.
 History piece, a representation in painting, drawing, etc., of any real event, including the actors and the action.
 Natural history, a description and classification of objects in nature, as minerals, plants, animals, etc., and the phenomena which they exhibit to the senses.
 Syn: -- Chronicle; annals; relation; narration.
 Usage: -- History, Chronicle, Annals. History is a methodical record of important events which concern a community of men, usually so arranged as to show the connection of causes and effects, to give an analysis of motive and action etc. A chronicle is a record of such events, conforming to the order of time as its distinctive feature. Annals are a chronicle divided up into separate years. By poetic license annals is sometimes used for history.
 Justly Cæsar scorns the poet's lays;
 It is to history he trusts for praise.   --Pope.
 No more yet of this;
 For 't is a chronicle of day by day,
 Not a relation for a breakfast.   --Shak.
    Many glorious examples in the annals of our religion.   --Rogers.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 His·to·ry, v. t. To narrate or record. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the aggregate of past events; "a critical time in the
           school's history"
      2: the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from
         the past to the present and even into the future; "all of
         human history"
      3: a record or narrative description of past events; "a history
         of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to
         kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead" [syn:
          account, chronicle, story]
      4: the discipline that records and interprets past events
         involving human beings; "he teaches Medieval history";
         "history takes the long view"
      5: all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing;
         a body of knowledge; "the dawn of recorded history"; "from
         the beginning of history"