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1. A person who writes for or compiles an encyclopedia.
2. Encyclopedist One of the writers of the French Encyclopédie (1751-1772), including its editors, Diderot and d'Alembert.
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(ɛnˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪst) or


(Professions) a person who compiles or contributes to an encyclopedia
enˌcycloˈpedism, enˌcycloˈpaedism n
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or en•cy•clo•pae•dist

(ɛnˌsaɪ kləˈpi dɪst)

1. a compiler of or contributor to an encyclopedia.
2. (often cap.) one of the collaborators on a French encyclopedia published in the 18th century, presenting the views of the Enlightenment.
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Noun1.encyclopedist - a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
compiler - a person who compiles information (as for reference purposes)
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Probably at the suggestion of the encyclopedist Denis Diderot, he published the above Lettre, which criticises notation alterations proposed in Joseph Lacassagne's Traite general des elements du chant (Paris, 1766).
Parla also points out that the grandfather of the Turkish novel, Ahmet Mithat Efendi was also an encyclopedist (Parla, "Roman ve Kimlik: Beyaz Kale" 88).
The encyclopedist names the categories, distinguishes the genres, coins the terms.
As far back as in 1844 the prominent Azerbaijani encyclopedist A.
Gartner correctly identified his subject as "a pioneer American Hebrew scholar, anthologist and encyclopedist" who, in his missives back home, showed a profound sensitivity to "enduring themes in immigration history." Eisenstein's contemporaries of the AJHS who dominated the first decades of the journal were immortalized only through staid necrologies.
Marmontel was a typical encyclopedist, a liberal man of letters who advocated progress and religious tolerance.
(17.) Lorraine Pirroux, "The Encyclopedist and the Peruvian Princess: The Poetics of Illegibility in French Enlightenment Book Culture," pmla 121.1 (2006): 110.
Menke, a prominent sports encyclopedist and journalist, rejected Doubleday and came out in support of Cartwright.
This has always been a magazine for intellectually curious readers, and reading one past issue after another, I have been struck by the enormous range and depth of our offerings, covering an array of subjects that would have impressed even the great encyclopedist Denis Diderot.
The change in attitude of the prominent German-American political philosopher, encyclopedist, and reformer Francis Lieber toward Napoleon provides a case in point.