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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The history of changes undergone by an organism from inception or conception to death.
  • n. The developmental history of an individual or a group in society.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an investigation into the details and activities of a person during his/her lifetime; one's background.
  • n. Information concerning a person's diseases and medical disorders suffered during his lifetime; especially useful if the disorders are genetic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the general progression of your working or professional life
  • n. an account of the series of events making up a person's life

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