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Definition of "biography" []

  • An account of a person's life written, composed, or produced by another: a film biography of Adlai Stevenson; an oral biography. (noun)
  • Biographies considered as a group, especially when regarded as a genre. (noun)
  • The writing, composition, or production of biographies: a career entirely devoted to biography. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "biography" in a sentence
  • "And as this historic race between two women candidates for the state's top office nears its conclusion, that gap in her biography is attracting increasing attention."
  • "I find it difficult not to acknowledge all the contributions the people in my lab have made, but this biography is already too long."
  • "Clue #5: The author of this biography is a man who shares a name with a “lordly” English poet."