Definition of anecdote noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    anecdote

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈænɪkˌdoʊt//
     
    [countable, uncountable]
     
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  1. 1a short, interesting, or amusing story about a real person or event amusing anecdotes about his brief career as an actor The book is a rich store of anecdote.
  2. 2a personal account of an event This research is based on anecdote not fact.
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