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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an encyclopedia.
2. Embracing many subjects; comprehensive: "an ignorance almost as encyclopedic as his erudition" (William James).

en·cy′clo·pe′di·cal·ly adv.


(ɛnˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪk) or


1. (Library Science & Bibliography) of, characteristic of, or relating to an encyclopedia
2. covering a wide range of knowledge; comprehensive
enˌcycloˈpedically, enˌcycloˈpaedically adv


or en•cy•clo•pae•dic

(ɛnˌsaɪ kləˈpi dɪk)

1. pertaining to or of the nature of an encyclopedia; relating to all branches of knowledge.
2. embracing a wide variety of information; comprehensive.
en•cy`clo•pe′di•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.encyclopedic - broad in scope or content; "encyclopedic knowledge"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"


adjective comprehensive, full, complete, vast, universal, wide-ranging, thorough, in-depth, exhaustive, all-inclusive, all-embracing, all-encompassing, thoroughgoing He has an encyclopedic knowledge of 80s popular music.


[ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdɪk] encyclopaedic (British) adj (= comprehensive) [knowledge] → encyclopédique



encyclopaedic [ɪnˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪk] adjenciclopedico/a


(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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