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noun     /ˌɔː.tə.baɪˈɒɡ.rə.fi/ US  /ˌɑː.t̬ə.baɪˈɑː.ɡrə-/
[C] a book about a person's life, written by that person: Tony Blair's autobiography was a bestseller. → Compare biographyKinds of books [U] the area of literature relating to such books: His life story is recounted in two fascinating volumes of autobiography.Types of film, play, book etc.Kinds of books autobiographer     /-fər/ US  /-fɚ/ noun [C] someone who writes (an) autobiography: Biographers tend to be more accurate and objective than autobiographers.People who write for work or pleasure autobiographical     /ˌɔː.təˌbaɪ.əˈɡræf.ɪ.kəl/ US  /ˌɑː.t̬ə-/ adjective an autobiographical story/novel/poemTypes of film, play, book etc.
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