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en·cy·clo·pe·di·a

 (ĕn-sī′klə-pē′dē-ə)
n.
A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field, usually arranged alphabetically.

[Medieval Latin encyclopaedia, general education course, from alteration of Greek enkuklios paideia, general education : enkuklios, circular, general; see encyclical + paideia, education (from pais, paid-, child; see pau- in Indo-European roots).]
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encyclopedia

(ɛnˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪə) or

encyclopaedia

n
(Journalism & Publishing) a book, often in many volumes, containing articles on various topics, often arranged in alphabetical order, dealing either with the whole range of human knowledge or with one particular subject: a medical encyclopedia.
[C16: from New Latin encyclopaedia, erroneously for Greek enkuklios paideia general education, from enkuklios general (see encyclical), + paideia education, from pais child]
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en•cy•clo•pe•di•a

or en•cy•clo•pae•di•a

(ɛnˌsaɪ kləˈpi di ə)

n.
a book or set of books containing articles on various topics, usu. in alphabetical arrangement, covering all branches of knowledge or all aspects of one subject.
[1525–35; < New Latin < Greek enkyklopaidía, a misreading of enkýklios paideía circular (i.e., well-rounded) education]
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encyclopedia, encyclopaedia

a book or set of books containing detailed knowledge and information about a variety of fxelds or subfields; an exhaustive work of learning 01 knowledge. Also called cyclopedia, cyclopaedia. — encyclopedist, encyclopaedist, n.encyclopedie, encyclopaedic, encyclopedical, encyclopaedical, adj.
See also: Books
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encyclopedia - 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 specialtyencyclopedia - 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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Translations
مَوْسُوعَةمَوْسوعَه، دائِرَة مَعارِف
encyklopedie
encyklopædi
enciklopedio
دانشنامه
tietosanakirjaensyklopedia
enciklopedija
enciklopédialexikon
ensiklopedia
alfræðiorðabók
百科事典
백과 사전
encyclopaedia
enciklopedija
enciclopedie
encyklopédia
enciklopedija
encyklopedi
สารานุกรม
bách khoa toàn thư

encyclopedia

[ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdiə] encyclopaedia (British) nencyclopédie f
an encyclopedia of science → une encyclopédie scientifique
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encyclop(a)edia

nLexikon nt, → Enzyklopädie f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

encyclopedia

encyclopaedia [ɪnˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪə] nenciclopedia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

encyclop(a)edia

(insaikləˈpiːdiə) noun
a reference work containing information on every branch of knowledge, or on one particular branch. an encyclopaedia of jazz; If you do not know the capital city of Hungary, look it up in an encyclopaedia.
enˌcycloˈp(a)edic adjective
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encyclopedia

مَوْسُوعَة encyklopedie encyklopædi Enzyklopädie εγκυκλοπαίδεια enciclopedia tietosanakirja encyclopédie enciklopedija enciclopedia 百科事典 백과 사전 encyclopedie leksikon encyklopedia enciclopédia энциклопедия encyklopedi สารานุกรม ansiklopedi bách khoa toàn thư 百科全书
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References in periodicals archive ?
Despite market considerations, offering children's books free of cost and as full access is something unique to NCUPL.The reference section offers "Jama Angrezi Urdu Lughat" (Compact English Urdu Dictionary) in six volumes, five volumes of 'Jama Urdu Encycolopedia' (Compact Urdu Encyclopedia) each volume dedicated for in-depth coverage of Literature, History, Social Sciences, Geography, and Fine Arts.
See 19 The Encycolopedia Americana: International Edition 602 (Grolier Inc., 1981).