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biographynoun [C or U]

uk   /baɪˈɒɡ.rə.fi/  us   /-ˈɑː.ɡrə-/
B1 the ​lifestory of a ​person written by someone ​else: He ​wrote a biography of Winston Churchill.

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(Definition of biography from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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biographynoun [C/U]

 us   /bɑɪˈɑɡ·rə·fi/
literature the ​story of the ​life of a ​person written by someone ​else, or the ​area of ​literaturerelating to ​books that ​describe such ​stories: [C] He ​wrote a biography of Lincoln.
biographical
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌbɑɪ·əˈɡræf·ɪ·kəl/
The ​funeralelegyprovides a ​treasure of biographical ​information about Shakespeare.
(Definition of biography from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “biography”
in Korean 전기…
in Arabic سيرَة (قِصّة حّياة شَخْص ما)…
in Malaysian biografi…
in French biographie…
in Russian биография…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傳記…
in Italian biografia…
in Turkish yaşam öyküsü, biyografi…
in Polish biografia…
in Spanish biografía…
in Vietnamese tiểu sử…
in Portuguese biografia…
in Thai อัตชีวประวัติ…
in German die Biographie…
in Catalan biografia…
in Japanese 伝記…
in Chinese (Simplified) 传记…
in Indonesian biografi…
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