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biographical

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adjective bio·graph·i·cal \ˌbī-ə-ˈgra-fi-kəl\

Simple Definition of biographical

  • : relating to or telling the story of a real person's life

Full Definition of biographical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting biography

  2. 2 :  consisting of biographies <a biographical dictionary>

  3. 3 :  relating to a list briefly identifying persons <biographical notes>

bio·graph·i·cal·ly play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1714

First Known Use of biographical

1714

Variants of biographical

also bio·graph·ic play \-fik\


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