biographical

adjective bio·graph·i·cal \ ˌbī-ə-ˈgra-fi-kəl \
variants: or less commonly biographic play \-fik\
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of biographical

1 : of, relating to, or constituting biography
2 : consisting of biographies
  • a biographical dictionary
3 : relating to a list briefly identifying persons
  • biographical notes

biographically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of biographical

1714


BIOGRAPHICAL Defined for English Language Learners

biographical

adjective

Definition of biographical for English Language Learners

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


BIOGRAPHICAL Defined for Kids

biographical

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

Definition of biographical for Students

: of or relating to an account of a real person's life
  • a biographical essay


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