[ bahy-uh-graf-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪ kəl /
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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.
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Also bi·o·graph·ic [bahy-uh-graf-ik] /ˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪk/ .
Origin of biographical
First recorded in 1730–40; biograph(y) + -ical
OTHER WORDS FROM biographical
bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·bi·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivenon·bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·bi·o·graph·ic, adjective
pseu·do·bi·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-bi·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivequa·si-bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·bi·o·graph·ic, adjectivesem·i·bi·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbun·bi·o·graph·i·cal, adjectiveun·bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use biographical in a sentence
There are two key advantages of biometric over biographic checks according to Verdery.Wanna Fly? Give Us a Fingerprint.|Jacob Siegel|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To all which questions, not unessential in a Biographic work, mere Conjecture must for most part return answer.Sartor Resartus|Thomas Carlyle
A biographic sketch of Emma Goldman's interesting career, with splendid portrait, is included in the book.Marriage and Love|Emma Goldman
I remember once remarking to him upon the value of patois within certain limits—not only in imaginative but in biographic art.Lavengro|George Borrow
See our Essay for the biographic interest of this poem, and also Notes at its close.The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume I (of 2)|Richard Crashaw
To this period belong the Biographic Sketches which she contributed to a London newspaper.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)|John Morley