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The aggregate of past events.


History and story are synonymous. One can say History of the Earth, the History of the Universe, or the History of Middle Earth.


Cultural Definition

history (wiktionary)


The aggregate of past events. "History repeats itself if we don’t learn from its mistakes."

The branch of knowledge that studies the past; the assessment of notable events. "He teaches history at the university. History will not look kindly on these tyrants. He dreams of an invention that will make history."

A set of events involving an entity. "What is your medical history?" "The family's history includes events best forgotten."

A record or narrative description of past events.

(medicine) The list of past and continuing medical conditions of an individual or family. "A personal medical history is required for the insurance policy. He has a history of cancer in his family."

(computing) A record of previous user events, especially of visited web pages in a browser. "I visited a great site yesterday but forgot the URL. Luckily, I didn't clear my history."

(informal) Something that no longer exists or is no longer relevant. "I told him that if he doesn't get his act together, he's history."

History (Wikipedia)

History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past, particularly how it relates to humans. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Scholars who write about history are called historians. Events occurring prior to written record are considered prehistory.

Herstory (Wikipedia)

Herstory is history written from a feminist perspective, emphasizing the role of women, or told from a woman's point of view. It is a neologism coined in the late 1960s as part of a feminist critique of conventional historiography, with the word "history" reinterpreted, using a false etymology, as "his story." (The word "history"—from the Ancient Greek ἱστορία, or historia, meaning "knowledge obtained by inquiry"—is etymologically unrelated to the possessive pronoun his.)

Pattern Expression

History is a pattern that is applicable anywhere in Existence.

History originally meant the sequence of events of human affairs. However the definition has expanded to include the physical history of the physical universe & the narrative of fictional worlds. This expanded definition made history synonymous with story.