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A great danger, or at least a great temptation, for many writers is to become too autobiographical in their approach to their fiction. A little autobiography and a lot of imagination are best.
Raymond Carver

Meaning of "autobiography" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY

autobiography  [ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Autobiography is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AUTOBIOGRAPHY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of autobiography in the English dictionary

The definition of autobiography in the dictionary is an account of a person's life written or otherwise recorded by that person.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AUTOBIOGRAPHY


angiography
ˌændʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
arteriography
ɑːˌtɪərɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
autoradiography
ˌɔːtəʊˌreɪdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
bibliography
ˌbɪblɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
biogeography
ˌbaɪəʊdʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
biography
baɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
cholangiography
kəˌlændʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
choreography
ˌkɒrɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
echocardiography
ˌɛkəʊkɑːdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
electrocardiography
ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌkɑ:dɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
electromyography
ɪˌlɛktrəʊmaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
geography
dʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
hagiography
ˌhæɡɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
historiography
ˌhɪstɔːrɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
palaeogeography
ˌpælɪəʊdʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
physiography
ˌfɪzɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
phytogeography
ˌfaɪtəʊdʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
radiography
ˌreɪdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
videography
ˌvɪdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
zoogeography
ˌzəʊədʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

autoallogamy
autoantibodies
autoantibody
autobahn
autobank
autobiographer
autobiographic
autobiographical
autobiographically
autobiographies
autobus
autocade
autocar
autocarp
autocatalyse
autocatalyses
autocatalysis
autocatalytic
autocatalyze
autocephalic

WORDS THAT END LIKE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

calligraphy
cartography
chromatography
cinematography
computed tomography
computerized tomography
cryptography
crystallography
demography
discography
filmography
gas chromatography
lithography
mammography
oceanography
orthography
photography
pornography
tomography
topography
typography

Synonyms and antonyms of autobiography in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AUTOBIOGRAPHY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «autobiography» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of autobiography

Translation of «autobiography» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Find out the translation of autobiography to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of autobiography from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «autobiography» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自传
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autobiografía
570 millions of speakers

English

autobiography
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्मकथा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سِيْرَةٌ ذاتِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

автобиография
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

autobiografia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্মজীবনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

autobiographie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Autobiografi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Autobiografie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自叙伝
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자서전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Otobiografi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiểu sử tự thuật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுயசரிதையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आत्मचरित्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

otobiyografi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autobiografia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

autobiografia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

автобіографія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

autobiografie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτοβιογραφία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

outobiografie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självbiografi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvbiografi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of autobiography

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTOBIOGRAPHY»

The term «autobiography» is very widely used and occupies the 21.397 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTOBIOGRAPHY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about autobiography

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10 QUOTES WITH «AUTOBIOGRAPHY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word autobiography.
1
David Antin
When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.
2
Kate Atkinson
Because I write fiction, I don't write autobiography, and to me they are very different things. The first-person narrative is a very intimate thing, but you are not addressing other people as 'I' - you are inhabiting that 'I.'
3
Joseph Barbera
One of the most attractive things about writing your autobiography is that you're not dead.
4
Boris Becker
An autobiography is not about pictures; it's about the stories; it's about honesty and as much truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people's privacy.
5
John Berger
Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.
6
Harold Brodkey
So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events - pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here.
7
Jeffrey Brown
I usually balance out autobiography with goofy, amusing stuff to help keep the humour in my more serious work.
8
Eve Bunting
Yes, I have two books that are about me: one of them I wrote, and the other one was written about me. One of my books, which is called 'Spying on Miss Muller,' is really about me even though it's a novel. My autobiography is called 'Once Upon a Time.'
9
Humphrey Carpenter
Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.
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Raymond Carver
A great danger, or at least a great temptation, for many writers is to become too autobiographical in their approach to their fiction. A little autobiography and a lot of imagination are best.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AUTOBIOGRAPHY»

Discover the use of autobiography in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to autobiography and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Autobiography
This one-volume, compact paperback edition contains an introduction by the politician and scholar, Michael Foot, which explores the status of this classic nearly 30 years after the publication of the final volume.
Bertrand Russell, 1998
2
Miles
Miles discusses his life and music from playing trumpet in high school to the new instruments and sounds from the Caribbean.
Miles Davis, 1990
3
Autobiography
The candid memoirs of the celebrated photographer of White Women and Sumo recount his birth to a wealthy Jewish family in Berlin, early fascination with photography, escape to China in the wake of Kristallnacht, service with the Australian ...
Helmut Newton, 2003
4
Autobiography
This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Longmans, Green, and Co., 1904, London, New York, Bombay
Alexander Bain, 2000
5
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and ...
The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind.
Mark Twain, Ms. Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, 2010
6
Autobiography: Narrative of Transformation
In Autobiography: Narrative of Transformation, Carolyn Barros creates a primer for the study of autobiography, a genre many consider highly problematic.
Carolyn A. Barros, 1998
7
Something Like An Autobiography
" --Variety "For the lover of Kurosawa's movies...this is nothing short of must reading...a fitting companion piece to his many dynamic and absorbing screen entertainments." --Washington Post Book World From the Trade Paperback edition.
Akira Kurosawa, 2011
8
The Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa
Dictated by Fukuzawa in 1897, this book vividly relates his story and prepared him to write "Seiyo Jijo" (Things Western), the book which made him famous.
Yukichi Fukuzawa, Eiichi Kiyooka, 1966
9
Autobiography
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was a British philosopher, political economist, civil servant, and Member of Parliament.
John Stuart Mill, 2008
10
Autobiography of a Face
It took Lucy Grealy twenty years of living with a distorted self-image and more than thirty reconstructive procedures before she could come to terms with her appearance after childhood cancer and surgery that left her jaw disfigured.
Lucy Grealy, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AUTOBIOGRAPHY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term autobiography is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Alvin Brooks to release an autobiography
Brooks is 83 now, shows no signs of slowing down, and when his autobiography is completed, hopefully by the end of the year, he wants to ... «KMBZ, Jul 15»
2
Alex McKinnon reveals all in his autobiography Unbroken
He opens up about his plight in his autobiography Unbroken. In this chapter from his book, Alex talks about his love for Teigan and their life ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
3
Why Rachel Hunter hasn't read Rod Stewart's autobiography
Rachel Hunter has admitted she hasn't read her ex-husband Rod Stewart's autobiography because it would hurt too much to do so. Hunter was ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
4
Grace Jones to publish autobiography 'I'll Never Write My Memoirs …
Listen up Grace Jones fans – the 'Slave To The Rhythm' is publishing her autobiography next month. The singer, actress and model will ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
5
Billy-Bob Teeth entrepreneur writes autobiography
The White Family in 2004 from left to right Summer, now 10, Sydney, now 13, Billy-Bob Products' Jonah White, and his wife, Renee, holding ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
6
Range Rover Sport 4.4L Autobiography Dynamic SDV8
Standard equipment befits the Sport's luxury status and on my Autobiography trim car included 21-inch alloys, xenon headlights, automatic ... «Eurekar, Jul 15»
7
Anu Aggarwal's autobiography to be out in August
An excited Anu didn't just call her autobiography as a 'blockbuster', but also wrote a few weeks back, “Wilder than a Bollywood blockbuster my ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
8
The Groucho Club to Publish Autobiography
To mark the thirtieth anniversary of its founding, the Groucho Club are publishing their first autobiography. Told by its members, its staff and its ... «Haute Living, Jul 15»
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The Real Deal: The Autobiography of Britain's Most Controversial …
The Real Deal: The Autobiography of Britain's Most Controversial Media Mogul by Richard Desmond – review. Is he the most repellent of ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
10
Sir Bruce Forsyth's autobiography of photos
''It's an autobiography, but in photographs - every photo has a story.'' Bruce - who stepped down as host of 'Strictly Come Dancing' last year - is ... «TV3.ie, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Autobiography [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/autobiography>. Nov 2019 ».
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