Definition of Life history

1. Noun. An account of the series of events making up a person's life.

Exact synonyms: Biography, Life, Life Story
Generic synonyms: Account, Chronicle, History, Story
Specialized synonyms: Autobiography, Hagiography, Profile
Specialized synonyms: Parallel Lives
Derivative terms: Biographer, Biographical

2. Noun. The general progression of your working or professional life. "He had a long career in the law"
Exact synonyms: Career
Generic synonyms: Advance, Advancement, Forward Motion, Onward Motion, Procession, Progress, Progression
Derivative terms: Careerist

Definition of Life history

1. Noun. an investigation into the details and activities of a person during his/her lifetime; one's background. ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) Information concerning a person's diseases and medical disorders suffered during his lifetime; especially useful if the disorders are genetic. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Life History

life cot
life cycle
life cycle stages
life cycles
life estate
life estate pur autre vie
life estates
life estates pur autre vie
life eternal
life events
life expectancies
life expectancy
life force
life form
life forms
life history (current term)
life imitates art
life imprisonment
life insurance
life is like a box of chocolates
life jacket
life jackets
life line
life long
life lore
life mask
life of Reilly
life of Riley
life of the party

Literary usage of Life history

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1. Thomas Carlyle: A History of His Life in London, 1834-1881 by James Anthony Froude (1885)
"Weariness of life—History of the Norse Kings—Portrait of John Knox —Death of John Mill and the Bishop of Winchester—Mill and Carlyle—Irish policy of Mr. ..."

2. An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde (1899)
"Of his intellectual or emotional life history knows nothing. He represents the dominance of form. [Enter Lord Goring in evening ..."

3. Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des japanischen Riesensalamanders by Charles Stuart Gager, Daniel Lange (1916)
"B. life history.—Every plant, in the course of its existence, passes through a ... These various changes constitute the life history of the individual. ..."

4. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"In the typical life history which follows, however, we will see that members ... Typical life history As has just been shown, the habits of the insects of ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"In an admirable Bulletin (124 of Cornell Experiment Station), Mr. MV Slingerland discusses the Pistol Case-bearer, summarizing its life-history thus: The ..."

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