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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.
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Noun1.encyclopaedia - 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 specialtyencyclopaedia - 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
Translations
encyklopedie
encyklopædi
tietosanakirja
enciklopedija
百科事典
백과 사전
encyklopedi
สารานุกรม
bách khoa toàn thư

encyclopaedia

encyclopedia [enˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪə] Nenciclopedia f

encyclopaedia

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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The four and six-penny manual, mostly in his lithographed handwriting, that was never vulgarly advertized, may perhaps some day be taken up by a syndicate and pushed upon the public as The Times pushed the Encyclopaedia Britannica; but until then it will certainly not prevail against Pitman.
If you take down your Encyclopaedia Britannica , Volume III, AUS to BIS, you will find that bees are a 'large and natural family of the zoological order Hymenoptera, characterized by the plumose form of many of their hairs, by the large size of the basal segment of the foot ...
"'Is to copy out the "Encyclopaedia Britannica." There is the first volume of it in that press.
“Certainly, more important operations than that have been performed,” observed Richard; “the encyclopaedia mentions much more incredible circumstances than that, as, I dare say, you know, Dr.
It was not so with Chaucer, whom I loved from the first word of his which I found quoted in those lectures, and in Chambers's 'Encyclopaedia of English Literature,' which I had borrowed of my friend the organ-builder.
Judge Scott still held to the same opinion, and proved it to everybody's dissatisfaction by measurements and descriptions taken from the encyclopaedia and various works on natural history.
'He CRAMMED for it, to use a technical but expressive term; he read up for the subject, at my desire, in the "Encyclopaedia Britannica." '
"And there's another fellow - Parry - an Australian, a statistician and a sporting encyclopaedia. Ask him the grain output of Paraguay for 1903, or the English importation of sheetings into China for
I was fortunate enough, too, to become acquainted with a person in the publishing way, who was getting up an Encyclopaedia, and he set me to work; and, indeed' (glancing at his table), 'I am at work for him at this minute.
Charley and I knew nothing of the oyster industry, while his head was an encyclopaedia of facts concerning it.
His "Deipnosophistae" ("Dons at Dinner") is an encyclopaedia of miscellaneous topics in the form of a dialogue.
The principle of selection I find distinctly given in an ancient Chinese encyclopaedia. Explicit rules are laid down by some of the Roman classical writers.