cyclopaedia


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cy·clo·pe·di·a

also cy·clo·pae·di·a  (sī′klə-pē′dē-ə)
n.
An encyclopedia.

[Short for encyclopedia.]

cy′clo·pe′dic (-dĭk) adj.
cy′clo·pe′dist (-dĭst) n.

cyclopedia, cyclopaedia

encyclopedia. — cyclopedist, cyclopaedist, n. — cyclopedic, cyclopaedic, adj.
See also: Books
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyclopaedia - 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 specialtycyclopaedia - 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
book of facts, reference book, reference work, reference - a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
book of knowledge - an elementary encyclopedia dealing with general knowledge
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cyclopaedia

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Clarel, a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land' (1876), is a long mystical poem requiring, as some one has said, a dictionary, a cyclopaedia, and a copy of the Bible for its elucidation.
unless, indeed, he took down a dusty row of volumes with gray-paper backs and dingy labels--the volumes of an old Cyclopaedia which he had never disturbed.
The former was a sort of cyclopaedia to him, which he supposed to contain an abstract of human knowledge, as indeed it does to a considerable extent.
Chambers's Cyclopaedia is rather more cautious, but still provides the kind of diagnosis that led Keats in the next century to pronounce his own blood-spitting as his 'death warrant': 'A true phthisis, even in its beginning, is a dangerous disease, and admits but of a very dubious prognostic; but when in an advanced state, it is always fatal.
14) According to both the Biographical Cyclopaedia and accounts in Songs from the South, Boyle continued her work with memorialist groups until her death, while committing time and resources to national and international organizations during World War I.
The Canadian medical community, it appears, was as apathetic in its response to The Medical Profession in Upper Canada as Canadian Methodists had been to the Cyclopaedia of Methodism in Canada.
I summarize details of Pond's life from the following: Dictionary of American Biography; National Cyclopaedia of American Biography; Who Was Who; War of the Rebellion; and Pond's own Eccentricities.
See 5 THE NATIONAL CYCLOPAEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY 65-66 (James T.
Pears Cyclopaedia 2004-2005: A Book of Reference and Background Information for All the Family.
in A Cyclopaedia of Canadian Biography, being chiefly Men of the Time: Toronto, Rose Publishing Co.
6) Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor: A Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those That Will Work, Those That Cannot Work, and Those That Will Not Work, 4 vols (London: Griffin, Bohn, 1861-62; repr.

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