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bi·og·ra·phy

 (bī-ŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. bi·og·ra·phies
1. An account of a person's life written, composed, or produced by another: a film biography of Adlai Stevenson; an oral biography.
2. Biographies considered as a group, especially when regarded as a genre.
3. The writing, composition, or production of biographies: a career entirely devoted to biography.

[Late Greek biographiā : Greek bio-, bio- + Greek -graphiā, -graphy.]
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biography

(baɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
n, pl -phies
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an account of a person's life by another
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) such accounts collectively
biˈographer n
biographical, ˌbioˈgraphic adj
ˌbioˈgraphically adv
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bi•og•ra•phy

(baɪˈɒg rə fi, bi-)

n., pl. -phies.
1. a written account of another person's life.
2. an account of the history of an organization, society, etc.
3. such writings collectively.
4. the writing of biography as an occupation.
[1675–85; < Greek biographía. See bio-, -graphy]
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biography

The story of a person’s life, recounted by someone else.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biography - an account of the series of events making up a person's lifebiography - an account of the series of events making up a person's life
account, chronicle, history, story - a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
autobiography - a biography of yourself
hagiography - a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)
profile - biographical sketch
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biography

noun life story, life, record, account, profile, memoir, CV, life history, curriculum vitae an unauthorised biography
Quotations
"Biography is all about cutting people down to size. Getting an unruly quart into a pint pot" [Alan Bennett]
"Biography is: a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified" [José Ortega y Gasset The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays]
"Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory" [Benjamin Disraeli Contarini Fleming]
"Discretion is not the better part of biography" [Lytton Strachey]
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Translations
سِيرَةسيرَه، تَرْجَمَة حَياة
životopis
biografilevnedsskildring
elämäkerta
biografijaživotopis
életrajzbiográfia
ævisaga
伝記
전기
biografasbiografijabiografinis
biogrāfija
životopis
življenjepis
životopis
biografi
อัตชีวประวัติ
tiểu sử

biography

[baɪˈɒgrəfɪ] Nbiografía f
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biography

[baɪˈɒgrəfi] nbiographie f
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biography

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biography

[baɪˈɒgrəfɪ] nbiografia
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biography

(baiˈogrəfi) plural biˈographies noun
a written account by someone of another person's life. a biography of Nelson.
biˈographer noun
ˌbioˈgraphic(al) (-ˈgrӕ-) adjective
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biography

سِيرَة životopis biografi Biografie βιογραφία biografía elämäkerta biographie biografija biografia 伝記 전기 biografie biografi biografia biografia биография biografi อัตชีวประวัติ yaşam öyküsü tiểu sử 传记
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