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anecdote


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anecdote  \An"ec*dote\,  n.  [F.  anecdote,  fr  Gr  ?  not  published; 
  'an  priv.  +  ?  given  out  ?  to  give  out  to  publish;  ?  out  +  ? 
  to  give  See  {Dose},  n.] 
  1.  pl  Unpublished  narratives.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  A  particular  or  detached  incident  or  fact  of  an 
  interesting  nature;  a  biographical  incident  or  fragment;  a 
  single  passage  of  private  life. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anecdote 
  n  :  short  account  of  an  incident  (especially  a  biographical  one) 




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