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

[Short for encyclopedia.]

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


(Journalism & Publishing) a less common word for encyclopedia
ˌcycloˈpedic, ˌcycloˈpaedic adj
ˌcycloˈpedist, ˌcycloˈpaedist n
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or cy•clo•pae•di•a

(ˌsaɪ kləˈpi di ə)

n., pl. -di•as.
an encyclopedia.
[1630–40; by shortening]
cy`clo•pe′dic, adj.
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cyclopedia, cyclopaedia

encyclopedia. — cyclopedist, cyclopaedist, n. — cyclopedic, cyclopaedic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyclopedia - 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 specialtycyclopedia - 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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References in classic literature ?
'Chambers' Cyclopedia of English Literature,' edition of 1910, published in the United States by the J.
She had ex- actly the German way; whatever was in her mind to be delivered, whether a mere remark, or a sermon, or a cyclopedia, or the history of a war, she would get it into a single sentence or die.
becomes alienated or transported out of himself, and sees things unseen to others." In his Cyclopedia, Ephraim Chambers went on to say that "what is here called enthusiasm, is more significantly called by another term, mania, madness occasioned by the sound of brazen instruments." However, by the end of the eighteenth century, the term came to its "current, relatively quiet state."
The trust was misplaced: Smith had only 10 of the Nepal and two of the Mysore drawings etched, by James Sowerby, for publication in Volume 2 of Exotic Botany (1805) (figure 1-left), and published a further 37 species in un-illustrated botanical accounts for Rees's Cyclopedia. Smith then churlishly denied access to the drawings by others, including their commissioner after his retirement to Britain in 1815.
"I found something else in Mum's Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland.
Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature, an icon, as Kerrigan points out, of British cultural hegemony, praises Browne for his "vivid and true" descriptions of "the characteristic English landscape" (Chambers 1880, 238-39) and lauds Cowper for showing readers "English scenery and domestic life faithfully and tenderly delineated" (1902, 602).
Special mentions have to go to the shops which don't fit into any specific category including Crafty Sew and Sew shop in City Road and the bike shop Cyclopedia in Cryws Road.
In Johnson's Universal Cyclopedia. Reprinted in Mindfield, 7, 15-19.
2015); WILLIAM MEAD FLETCHER, 12B FLETCHER CYCLOPEDIA OF THE LAW OF CORPORATIONS [section] 5910, at 502-04 (2009)); see also Am.
Image: Hippocrates (Wikimedia Commons/Young Persons' Cyclopedia of Persons and Places, 1881)
This makes the elision even more puzzling, although it may explain the short shrift that Gordon gives Shelley's many fine essays for Dionysus Lardner's The Cabinet Cyclopedia (a compendium meant to broaden the education of the middle class, published between 1829 and 1846).