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autobiographynoun

uk   /ˌɔː.tə.baɪˈɒɡ.rə.fi/ us   /ˌɑː.t̬ə.baɪˈɑː.ɡrə.fi/
autobiographer
noun [C] uk   /ˌɔː.tə.baɪˈɒɡ.rə.fər/ us   /ˌɑː.t̬ə.baɪˈɑː.ɡrə.fɚ/
someone who writes (an) autobiography: Biographers tend to be more accurate and objective than autobiographers.
autobiographical
adjective uk   /ˌɔː.təˌbaɪ.əˈɡræf.ɪ.kəl/ us   /ˌɑː.t̬əˌbaɪ.əˈɡræf.ɪ.kəl/
an autobiographical story/novel/poem
(Definition of autobiography from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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autobiographynoun [C/U]

us   /ˌɔt̬·ə·bɑɪˈɑɡ·rə·fi/
literature the story of a person’s life as written by that person, or the area of literature relating to books that describe such stories: [U] The book was a mixture of family history and autobiography.
(Definition of autobiography from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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