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n. pl. au·to·bi·og·ra·phies
The biography of a person written by that person.

au′to·bi·og′ra·pher n.
au′to·bi′o·graph′ic (-bī′ə-grăf′ĭk), au′to·bi′o·graph′i·cal adj.
au′to·bi′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌɔːtəˌbaɪəˈɡræfɪkəl) or


1. of or concerned with one's own life
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to an autobiography
ˌautoˌbioˈgraphically adv


(ˌɔ təˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪ kəl, ˌɔ toʊ-)

also au`to•bi`o•graph′ic,

based on or dealing with one's own life history; pertaining to or of the nature of an autobiography.
au`to•bi`o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.autobiographical - of or relating to or characteristic of an autobiographer; "he seldom suppressed his autobiographical tendencies"
2.autobiographical - relating to or in the style of an autobiography; "they compiled an autobiographical history of the movement"


[ˈɔːtəʊˌbaɪəʊˈgræfɪkəl] ADJautobiográfico


[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪəˈgræfɪkəl] adj [novel] → autobiographique


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