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biography

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noun bi·og·ra·phy \bī-ˈä-grə-fē also bē-\

Simple Definition of biography

  • : the story of a real person's life written by someone other than that person

Full Definition of biography

plural bi·og·ra·phies

  1. 1 :  a usually written history of a person's life

  2. 2 :  biographical writings as a whole

  3. 3 :  an account of the life of something (as an animal, a coin, or a building)

Examples of biography

  1. a new biography of Abraham Lincoln

  2. <an unauthorized biography of the actor gave him some serious headaches>



Origin of biography

Late Greek biographia, from Greek bi- + -graphia -graphy


First Known Use: 1683



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