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or autobiographic

[aw-tuh-bahy-uh-graf-i-kuh l or aw-tuh-bahy-uh-graf-ik; aw-toh-] /ˌɔ təˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪ kəl or ˌɔ təˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪk; ˌɔ toʊ-/
marked by or dealing with one's own experiences or life history; of or in the manner of an autobiography:
autobiographical material; an autobiographical novel.
Origin of autobiographical
First recorded in 1820-30; auto-1 + biographical
Related forms
autobiographically, adverb
nonautobiographical, adjective
nonautobiographically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for autobiographical
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  • Some of these autobiographical fragments affected me deeply.

  • But this chapter is only autobiographical, and we will pass over the history.

    The Gypsies Charles G. Leland
  • Their title is autobiographical, and, for that reason, they are slightly egotistical.

    Moon Lore Timothy Harley
  • Lloyd had attempted an autobiographical satire in The Curate.

    The Methodist

    Evan Lloyd
  • See also the autobiographical sketch in the Annals of Agriculture, xv.

British Dictionary definitions for autobiographical


of or concerned with one's own life
of or relating to an autobiography
Derived Forms
autobiographically, adverb
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