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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

(ˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪə) or

cyclopaedia

n
(Journalism & Publishing) a less common word for encyclopedia
ˌcycloˈpedic, ˌcycloˈpaedic adj
ˌcycloˈpedist, ˌcycloˈpaedist n

cy•clo•pe•di•a

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.

cyclopedia, cyclopaedia

encyclopedia. — cyclopedist, cyclopaedist, n. — cyclopedic, cyclopaedic, adj.
See also: Books
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
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.
Jane says: "Roger Medwell, who created Godiva's Cyclopedias has always been passionate about inspiring children to be engineers.