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.
the people of the East have attached the fable that the plant first blossomed at the moment when our Saviour was born" (The Penny Cyclopaedia 105).
Far from the first popular publication to gloss military terminology with the aid of a labeled diagram, the Cyclopaedia was merely the least specialized source for such content.
The first quotation comes from Chambers' Cyclopaedia as found at the ARTFL server at the University of Chicago--http://artflsrv01.
In addition to the image being printed in every copy of the Cyclopaedia, countless numbers of quality chromolithographic prints were published that hang in the homes of collectors to this day (mine included).
Ian Jeremiah, co-owner of Cyclopaedia, advised staff on checking gears, brakes and tyres.
Groult senala como la Cyclopaedia de Chambers aun se ubica, segun su propio titulo, en el nivel de los diccionarios del saber como un todo y que se erigen en guia de los lectores, algo muy contrario al espiritu de la Encyclopedie, de la cual Diderot y d'Alembert solo son editores pero con un proyecto filosofico que "consiste en hacer ver como el hombre acrece su saber mediante el desarrollo especulativo de la comprension del sistema del mundo" (p.
For example, the Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature (1870), whose editorial committee was a veritable "who's who" of evangelical American Protestant scholars, was sharply critical of most claims about Francis.
In 1835 the Penny Cyclopaedia praised Taylor for having given elegance to the devices on the surface of a button and Sampson Lloyd recalled that Taylor himself was credited with the production of fashionable tinted patterns on snuff-boxes.
Perhaps the best argument for summer camp is one I came upon under the heading "Boys Camp" in Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1888.

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