or bi·o·graph·ic

[ bahy-uh-graf-i-kuh l or bahy-uh-graf-ik ]
/ ˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪ kəl or ˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪk /


of or relating to a person's life: He's gathering biographical data for his book on Milton.
pertaining to or containing biography: a biographical dictionary.

Origin of biographical

First recorded in 1730–40; biograph(y) + -ical
Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for biographic

Word Origin and History for biographic



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper