follow Dictionary.com

Love words? Sign up for our Word of the Day!

biographical

[bahy-uh-graf-i-kuh l] /ˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a person's life:
He's gathering biographical data for his book on Milton.
2.
pertaining to or containing biography:
a biographical dictionary.
Also, biographic.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; biograph(y) + -ical
Related forms
biographically, adverb
nonbiographical, adjective
nonbiographically, adverb
pseudobiographic, adjective
pseudobiographical, adjective
pseudobiographically, adverb
quasi-biographical, adjective
quasi-biographically, adverb
semibiographic, adjective
semibiographical, adjective
semibiographically, adverb
unbiographical, adjective
unbiographically, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for biographically

biographical

adj.

1738; see biography + -ical. Related: Biographically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for biographical

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for biographically

27
0
Scrabble Words With Friends