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autobiography

[ aw-tuh-bahy-og-ruh-fee, -bee-, aw-toh- ]
/ 藢蓴 t蓹 ba瑟藞蓲g r蓹 fi, -bi-, 藢蓴 to蕣- /
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noun, plural au路to路bi路og路ra路phies.
a history of a person's life written or told by that person.
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Origin of autobiography

First recorded in 1790鈥1800; auto-1 + biography

OTHER WORDS FROM autobiography

au路to路bi路og路ra路pher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for autobiography

autobiography
/ (藢蓴藧t蓹蕣ba瑟藞蓲伞r蓹f瑟, 藢蓴藧t蓹ba瑟-) /

noun plural -phies
an account of a person's life written or otherwise recorded by that person

Derived forms of autobiography

autobiographer, noun
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Cultural definitions for autobiography

autobiography

A literary work about the writer's own life. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa are autobiographical.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright 漏 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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