Definition of biography noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

biography

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BrE BrE//baɪˈɒɡrəfi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baɪˈɑːɡrəfi//
 
[countable, uncountable](pl. biographies) Types of story
 
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the story of a person’s life written by somebody else; this type of writing Boswell’s biography of Johnson compare autobiography Wordfinderbiography, blockbuster, book, character, editor, narrator, novel, plot, publish, title See related entries: Types of story Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French biographie or modern Latin biographia, from medieval Greek, from bios ‘life’ + -graphia ‘writing’.Extra examples The book gives potted biographies of all the major painters. a biography by Antonia Fraser a biography of the former president a biography of the prime minister
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