What does autobiographical mean?

Definitions for autobiographical
ˌɔ təˌbaɪ əˈgræf ɪ kəl, ˌɔ toʊ-au·to·bi·o·graph·i·cal

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word autobiographical.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. autobiographical, autobiographicadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of an autobiographer

    "he seldom suppressed his autobiographical tendencies"

  2. autobiographical, autobiographicadjective

    relating to or in the style of an autobiography

    "they compiled an autobiographical history of the movement"


  1. autobiographicaladjective

    Of or relating to a person's life or an account of a person's life, as told by the subject.


  1. autobiographical

    An autobiography, sometimes informally called an autobio, is a self-written biography of one's own life.


  1. autobiographical

    Autobiographical refers to instances when a work or piece of content, such as a book, movie, essay, or art, is about the life of the person who created it, their experiences, perspectives, and memories. It is derived from the author's own life and often offers a detailed chronicle or reflection of their personal life events.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Autobiographicaladjective

    pertaining to, or containing, autobiography; as, an autobiographical sketch

How to pronounce autobiographical?

How to say autobiographical in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of autobiographical in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of autobiographical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of autobiographical in a Sentence

  1. Maya Angelou:

    I think I am the only serious writer who has chosen the autobiographical form to carry my work, my expression.

  2. Michael Thaut:

    When a musical memory is triggered in people with memory disorders, they don't just remember the song, they also usually remember some other autobiographical memories that are connected, they remember at least for a moment where they are and who they are. And that can lead to very good, important moments, sometimes very emotional scenes where there is a reconnect for a moment, a recognition.

  3. Brett Foster:

    There are two sort of interesting properties about this region, it appears to have a unique contribution to processes that relate to memory, which is that tasks that use autobiographical or self-referential information about ‘me’— past and future— activate this region, but for tasks where you’re doing something you might consider oppositional, not focused on yourself but on external environment, this network gets turned down actively.

  4. Loni Steele Sosthand:

    Having a brother, who is just a year older, who was born deaf, really shaped who I am as a person. So it is a story not just close to my heart, but to my identity, there are many autobiographical themes in the episode regarding the tension between a love of music and loved ones who are deaf -- themes also present in.

  5. Gary Gulman:

    It's still autobiographical, but it's more about my childhood, of being on free lunch and food stamps and welfare and just, I guess stories in a funny way about how we've treated poor kids in America, and also some stories of income inequality in my observation and financial insecurity in America and how it relates to my life.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for autobiographical

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for autobiographical »


Find a translation for the autobiographical definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"autobiographical." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 28 Feb. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/autobiographical>.

Discuss these autobiographical definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for autobiographical? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. flair
    • B. arborolatry
    • C. jab
    • D. dint

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for autobiographical: