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1. A person who writes for or compiles an encyclopedia.
2. Encyclopedist One of the writers of the French Encyclopédie (1751-1772), including its editors, Diderot and d'Alembert.


(ɛnˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪst) or


(Professions) a person who compiles or contributes to an encyclopedia
enˌcycloˈpedism, enˌcycloˈpaedism n


or en•cy•clo•pae•dist

(ɛnˌsaɪ kləˈpi dɪst)

1. a compiler of or contributor to an encyclopedia.
2. (often cap.) one of the collaborators on a French encyclopedia published in the 18th century, presenting the views of the Enlightenment.
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Noun1.encyclopedist - a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
compiler - a person who compiles information (as for reference purposes)
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