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life history

n.
1. The history of changes undergone by an organism from inception or conception to death.
2. The developmental history of an individual or a group in society.
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life history

n
1. (Biology) the series of changes undergone by an organism between fertilization of the egg and death
2. the series of events that make up a person's life
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life′ his′tory


n.
1. the history of developmental changes undergone by an organism from inception to death.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.life history - an account of the series of events making up a person's lifelife history - 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
2.life history - the general progression of your working or professional life; "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"
forward motion, onward motion, advancement, progress, progression, procession, advance - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
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Translations

life history

n (Bio) → ciclo biologico
a significant event in his life history → un avvenimento importante nella sua vita
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It was not their life history that had been engraven on their faces; but it might be gathered from their attitude and bearing.
The aim of this paper is to explore life history as an interesting and effective methodology for qualitative nursing research in chronic illness.
We analysed more than 700 life history interviews collected between four and nine years after the introduction of gender quotas.
"The faster the life history, the farther distances seeds are dispersed," Beckman says.
In the first year of my doctoral studies I enrolled in a Life History methods course where for our final project we were given the option to interview a family member about their migration experience.
Life History Revelations--Several species of trout along with Atlantic salmon live an anadromous lifestyle, migrating to the ocean to feed on abundant resources, then returning to a home stream to spawn.
"If the world wants to get rid of terrorism, people should read the life history and teachings of saints which imparts lesson of love for humanity free from sectarianism, ethnicity, colour and rich and poor divide," he said.
For decades, feminist anthropologists and historians have argued for the importance of life history and oral testimony as sources that draw us closer to women's experiences and have a more profound impact on the histories of peoples (see, e.g., Reinharz 1992).
Annual Fishes: Life History Strategy, Diversity, and Evolution
To evaluate potential change, we quantified phenotypic divergence of key life history traits between two refuge populations of the endangered Pahrump poolfish (Empetrichthys latos) in Nevada: Spring Mountain Ranch and Shoshone Stock Pond (Shoshone).