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biographical

or biographic

[bahy-uh-graf-i-kuh l or bahy-uh-graf-ik] /ˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪ kəl or ˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a person's life:
He's gathering biographical data for his book on Milton.
2.
pertaining to or containing biography:
a biographical dictionary.
Origin of biographical
1730-1740
First recorded in 1730-40; biograph(y) + -ical
Related forms
biographically, adverb
nonbiographical, adjective
nonbiographically, adverb
pseudobiographic, adjective
pseudobiographical, adjective
pseudobiographically, adverb
quasi-biographical, adjective
quasi-biographically, adverb
semibiographic, adjective
semibiographical, adjective
semibiographically, adverb
unbiographical, adjective
unbiographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for biographical
adj.

1738; see biography + -ical. Related: Biographically.

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