Definition: Autobiography

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auto-, learned borrowing from Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-, “self-”)

+ biography, from New Latin biographia, formed from Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, “life”) + γράφω (gráphō, “write”).


autobiography (countable and uncountable, plural autobiographies)

  1. (countable) A self-written biography; the story of one's own life.
  2. (uncountable) Biographies of this kind regarded as a literary genre.

Derived terms

  • autobiographical

Related terms

  • biography


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