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biodata Line breaks: bio|data
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪəʊdeɪtə/

Definition of biodata in English:


[mass noun]
1Biographical details.
Example sentences
  • Our first port of call was the lepers cemetery whose tombstones are still clearly inscribed with the biodata of those resting beneath them.
  • Similarly, few organisations reported using weighted application blanks or biodata - methods of collecting personal history information with relatively high validity.
  • Actually, this chapter is supposed to be chapter eight, but the extra chapter, which is only Cassie's biodata is considered as one chapter as I put it separately from the rest of the chapters.
1.1 [treated as singular] Indian A curriculum vitae.
Example sentences
  • ‘When I brought this to the notice of the organisers, they said, ‘Oh, send us Rukmini Devi's biodata.’
  • In the evening the editorial staff in Sainik Samachar received a desperate call from a military attach of a foreign embassy: ‘Do you have the biodata of Lt-Gen.’
  • Therese had sent me an unsolicited mail with her biodata.

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