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.

Nearby words

  1. biogeochemical cycle,
  2. biogeochemistry,
  3. biogeography,
  4. biographee,
  5. biographer,
  6. biographize,
  7. biography,
  8. biohazard,
  9. bioherm,
  10. bioindustry

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 biographical

Word Origin and History for biographical



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper