biography /bʌɪˈɒɡrəfi/


I. noun

1. an account of someone’s life written by someone else.
2. [ mass noun] biographies considered as a literary genre.

the basic difference of approach to autobiography and biography.
3. the course of a person’s life

although their individual biographies are different, both are motivated by a similar ambition.
– origin late 17th cent.: from French biographie or modern Latin biographia, from medieval Greek, from bios ‘life’ + -graphia ‘writing’.

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