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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 ​literaturerelating to ​books that ​describe such ​stories: [U] The ​book was a ​mixture of ​familyhistory and autobiography.
(Definition of autobiography from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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autobiographynoun

uk   /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.
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[U] the ​area of ​literaturerelating to such ​books: His ​lifestory is ​recounted in two ​fascinatingvolumes of autobiography.
autobiographer
noun [C] uk   /-fər/  us   /-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.t̬ə-/
an autobiographical ​story/​novel/​poem
(Definition of autobiography from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “autobiography”
in Korean 자서전…
in Arabic سيرة ذاتِيَة…
in Malaysian autobiografi…
in French autobiographie…
in Russian автобиография…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自傳, 自傳體寫作…
in Italian autobiografia…
in Turkish yaşam öyküsü, özyaşam kitabı, detaylı öykü ve özgeçmiş…
in Polish autobiografia…
in Spanish autobiografía…
in Vietnamese tự truyện…
in Portuguese autobiografia…
in Thai อัตชีวประวัติ…
in German die Autobiographie…
in Catalan autobiografia…
in Japanese 自叙伝, 自伝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自传, 自传体写作…
in Indonesian otobiografi…
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