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bi·o·graph·i·cal

 (bī′ə-grăf′ĭ-kəl) also bi·o·graph·ic (-grăf′ĭk)
adj.
1. Containing, consisting of, or relating to the facts or events in a person's life.
2. Of or relating to biography as a literary form.

bi′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.

bi•o•graph•i•cal

(ˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪ kəl)

also bi`o•graph′ic,



adj.
1. of or pertaining to a person's life.
2. pertaining to or containing biography: a biographical dictionary.
[1730–40]
bi`o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.biographical - of or relating to or being biographybiographical - of or relating to or being biography; "biographical data"
Translations

biographical

[ˌbaɪəʊˈgræfɪkəl] ADJbiográfico

biographical

[ˌbaɪəˈgræfɪkəl] adj [detail, information] → biographique

biographical

[ˌbaɪəʊˈgræfɪkl] adjbiografico/a
References in classic literature ?
The village paper published biographical sketches of the boys.
Thus, of Melville's four most important books, three, 'Typee,' 'Omoo,' and 'White-Jacket,' are directly auto biographical, and 'Moby Dick' is partially so; while the less important 'Redburn' is between the two classes in this respect.
Why, there is more real life in one of Gilbert's patter-songs than in half the biographical novels ever written.
Badger gave us in the drawing-room a biographical sketch of the life and services of Captain Swosser before his marriage and a more minute account of him dating from the time when he fell in love with her at a ball on board the Crippler, given to the officers of that ship when she lay in Plymouth Harbour.
It was a very good article, vaguely biographical, for no one knew much of Cronshaw's early life, but delicate, tender, and picturesque.
At every step he named some topographical or biographical detail that left nothing to be desired on the score of accuracy.
I propose that each member of this party now gives a short biographical sketch of himself or herself," said Hirst, sitting upright.
Please send by return mail his photograph and biographical data.
Des Lupeaulx was succinctly analyzed in five or six such paragraphs,-- the essence, in fact, of the biographical portrait which we gave at the beginning of this history.
It was long after their usual hour of retiring, and they had expected him, at the very latest, two hours ago; but the time had not hung heavily on their hands, for Mrs Nickleby had entertained Smike with a genealogical account of her family by the mother's side, comprising biographical sketches of the principal members, and Smike had sat wondering what it was all about, and whether it was learnt from a book, or said out of Mrs Nickleby's own head; so that they got on together very pleasantly.
I have written the present volume because I have found no other that, to my mind, combines satisfactory accomplishment of these ends with a selection of authors sufficiently limited for clearness and with adequate accuracy and fulness of details, biographical and other.
Thomas Carlyle, with his natural taste for what is manly and daring in character, has suffered no heroic trait in his favorites to drop from his biographical and historical pictures.