autobiography


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au·to·bi·og·ra·phy

 (ô′tō-bī-ŏg′rə-fē)
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.

autobiography

(ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ; ˌɔːtəbaɪ-)
n, pl -phies
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an account of a person's life written or otherwise recorded by that person
ˌautobiˈographer n

au•to•bi•og•ra•phy

(ˌɔ tə baɪˈɒg rə fi, -bi-, ˌɔ toʊ-)

n., pl. -phies.
a history of a person's life written or told by that person.
[1790–1800]
au`to•bi•og′ra•pher, n.

autobiography

An account of the writer’s own life.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autobiography - a biography of yourself
biography, life history, life story, life - an account of the series of events making up a person's life
memoir - an account of the author's personal experiences

autobiography

noun life story, record, history, résumé, memoirs He published his autobiography last autumn.
Quotations
"An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing" [Quentin Crisp The Naked Civil Servant]
Translations
تَرْجَمَة حَياة المُؤلِّف بِقَلَمِهسِيْرَةٌ ذاتِيَّة
autobiografie
selvbiografi
omaelämäkerta
autobiografija
önéletrajz
sjálfsævisaga
自叙伝
자서전
autobiografijaautobiografinis
autobiogrāfija
autobiografia
avtobiografija
självbiografi
อัตชีวประวัติ
otobiyografiöz yaşam öyküsü
tiểu sử tự thuật

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfɪ] Nautobiografía f

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfi] nautobiographie f

autobiography

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfɪ] nautobiografia

autobiography

(oːtəbaiˈogrəfi) noun
the story of a person's life written by himself.
ˌautobioˈgraphic(al) (-ˈgrӕ-) adjective

autobiography

سِيْرَةٌ ذاتِيَّة autobiografie selvbiografi Autobiografie αυτοβιογραφία autobiografía omaelämäkerta autobiographie autobiografija autobiografia 自叙伝 자서전 autobiografie selvbiografi autobiografia autobiografia автобиография självbiografi อัตชีวประวัติ otobiyografi tiểu sử tự thuật 自传
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