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autobiographical

[aw-tuh-bahy-uh-graf-i-kuh l, aw-toh-] /ˌɔ təˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪ kəl, ˌɔ toʊ-/
adjective
1.
marked by or dealing with one's own experiences or life history; of or in the manner of an autobiography:
autobiographical material; an autobiographical novel.
Also, autobiographic.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; auto-1 + biographical
Related forms
autobiographically, adverb
nonautobiographical, adjective
nonautobiographically, adverb
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Examples from the web for autobiographical
  • It was supposed to be more autobiographical, but it was all about sending your kids to camp.
  • One, known as autobiographical or episodic memory, records the experiences themselves.
  • But to weigh these pieces as somehow more autobiographical than his fiction is to underestimate how personal his fiction was.
  • Three things stand out about our memories of life experiences, so-called autobiographical memories.
  • The whole series of autobiographical sketches are now in print.
  • His travel books had so been told, no matter what non-autobiographical episodes he might elect to bring in.
  • Ahead of time, they had written autobiographical statements that stopped in that year.
  • The text never is purely autobiographical, but it is open.
  • Ultimately, every choice an artist makes is autobiographical, and one can usually detect the composer in the composition.
  • Some film directors are more autobiographical than others.
British Dictionary definitions for autobiographical

autobiographical

/ˌɔːtəˌbaɪəˈɡræfɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or concerned with one's own life
2.
of or relating to an autobiography
Derived Forms
autobiographically, adverb
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