Discipline that studies the chronological record of events, such as affecting a nation, community, individual, object, or place, based on a critical examination of source materials and usually presenting an explanation of their causes. [April 1995 descriptor changed, was "history". June 1994 related term added. May 1994 scope note added; related term added. July 1993 related term added. April 1993 related term added. February 1993 alternate term added.]
With reference to an individual page or sheet, such as a poster, use for the main body of type or written matter, as opposed to the illustrations, margins, borders, headings, or other features. With reference to a book or periodical, use for the main body of the writing, as distinct from front matter, notes, index, appendix, and bibliography. [May 1994 descriptor added.]
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