encyclopedia

[n] - a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
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encyclopedia

cyclopedia noun a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
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Encyclopedia

• (n.) Alt. of Encyclopaedia
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encyclopedia

encyclopedia, encyclopaedia 1. The circle of learning; a general course of instruction. 2. A literary work containing extensive information on all branches of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order. 3. An elaborate and exhaustive repertory of information on all the branches of some particular art or department of knowledge; especially, o...
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encyclopedia

encyclopedia, compendium of knowledge, either general (attempting to cover all fields) or specialized (aiming to be comprehensive in a particular field).Sections in this article:IntroductionEncyclopedias and Other Reference BooksEarly EncyclopediasModern EncyclopediasBibliography
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encyclopedia

Work of reference covering either all fields of knowledge or one specific subject. Although most encyclopedias are alphabetical, with cross-references, some are organized thematically with indexes, to keep related subjects together. The earliest extant encyclopedia is the Historia Naturalis/Natural History AD 23–79 o...
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Encyclopedia

An encyclopedia or encyclopaedia (also spelled encyclopædia, see spelling differences) is a type of reference work or compendium holding a comprehensive summary of information from either all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge. Encyclopedias are divided into articles or entries, which are usually accessed alphabetically by ...
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Encyclopedia

A written reference work, composed of informative articles arranged alphabetically. These can either focus on a particular subject or, in the case of the Encyclop
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