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1rare A biography or biographical article; especially a short profile of a public figure. Now rare.
2US historical Originally US. An early form of motion-picture camera and projector combined. Compare "bioscope". Now historical.
with object To write a biography or biographical profile of (a person, especially a historical or public figure); (also) to record (historical information) in a biographical account. Occasionally without object.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Precept & Example. From bio- + -graph, after biographic, biography. Compare French biographe, German Biograph, both in sense ‘biographer’<br>late 18th century. Back-formation from either biographer or biography.
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