biographical

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing, consisting of, or relating to the facts or events in a person's life.
  • adjective Of or relating to biography as a literary form.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating or pertaining to the life of an individual; dealing with or containing biographies: as, biographical details; a biographical dictionary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to an account of a person's life.

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

  • adjective of or relating to or being biography

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Examples

  • (Each of us is devoted to resurrecting a chosen life in biographical form, and we gain comfort from sharing our common concerns with fellow biographers.)

    Nigel Hamilton: Apocalypse in Print

  • The “great” inventors (entries in biographical dictionaries) — 1650-1850 in Britain, 40% of the greats never took a patent, and yet are credited with at least one important inventors.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • (Each of us is devoted to resurrecting a chosen life in biographical form, and we gain comfort from sharing our common concerns with fellow biographers.)

    Nigel Hamilton: Apocalypse in Print

  • (Each of us is devoted to resurrecting a chosen life in biographical form, and we gain comfort from sharing our common concerns with fellow biographers.)

    Nigel Hamilton: Apocalypse in Print

  • There will necessarily be a less uniform focus on the same few new titles, fewer exercises in biographical speculation masquerading as criticism, fewer critical essays that are more about the critic than the work ostensibly at issue.

    Principles of Literary Criticism

  • Ron Rosenbaum recently wrote something similar about Dmitri Nabokov's reluctance to have his father's legacy embroiled in biographical controversy:

    Canonical Writers

  • Surviving DSE archival records contain biographical summaries of such 'accomplished' KKE/DSE women, samples of which were published in the Athenian daily Eleftherotipia on 22 January 1986.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • That is, in biographical terms they seem to be "modern" rather than "traditional" Republicans.

    Balkinization

  • She also nullifies the Napoleonic hero (Byron, in biographical readings) and the Wordsworthian ideal as well: the innocence of youth "trailing clouds of glory" is demythisized in Wordsworth's own Lake District landscape in favor of Godwinian education.

    Radical Imaginings: Mary Shelley's The Last Man

  • A brief preliminary reminder of certain biographical facts will help the reader to follow them.

    Familiar Letters of William James I

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