or bi·o·graph·ic

[bahy-uh-graf-i-kuh l or bahy-uh-graf-ik]


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 formsbi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·bi·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivenon·bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·bi·o·graph·ic, adjectivepseu·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for pseudo-biographical



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper