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Memoir vs. Autobiography

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Memoirnoun

An autobiography; a book describing the personal experiences of an author.

‘When I retire, I'm going to write my memoirs.’;

Autobiographynoun

A self-written biography; the story of one's own life.

Memoirnoun

A biography; a book describing the experiences of a subject from personal knowledge of the subject or from sources with personal knowledge of the subject.

‘James wrote a memoir of his grandmother shortly after she passed away.’;

Autobiographynoun

A biography written by the subject of it; memoirs of one's life written by one's self.

Memoirnoun

Any form of narrative describing the personal experiences of a writer.

Autobiographynoun

a biography of yourself

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Memoirnoun

A memorial account; a history composed from personal experience and memory; an account of transactions or events (usually written in familiar style) as they are remembered by the writer. See History, 2.

Autobiography

An autobiography (from the Greek, αὐτός-autos self + βίος-bios life + γράφειν-graphein to write; also informally called an autobio) is a self-written account of one's life. The word was first used deprecatingly by William Taylor in 1797 in the English periodical The Monthly Review, when he suggested the word as a hybrid, but condemned it as .

‘autobiography’; ‘pedantic’;

Memoirnoun

A memorial of any individual; a biography; often, a biography written without special regard to method and completeness.

Memoirnoun

An account of something deemed noteworthy; an essay; a record of investigations of any subject; the journals and proceedings of a society.

Memoirnoun

an account of the author's personal experiences

Memoirnoun

an essay on a scientific or scholarly topic

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Memoir

A memoir (; from French: mémoire: memoria, meaning memory or reminiscence) is any nonfiction narrative writing based in the author's personal memories. The assertions made in the work are thus understood to be factual.

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