Cyclopedia Cy`clo*pe"di*a Cyclopaedia Cy`clo*p[ae]"di*a(s?`kl?-p?"d?-?), n. [NL., from Gr. ky`klos circle + paidei`a the bringing up of a child, education, erudition, fr. paidey`ein to bring up a child. See {Cycle}, and cf. {Encyclopedia}, {Pedagogue}.] The circle or compass of the arts and sciences (originally, of the seven so-called liberal arts and sciences); circle of human knowledge. Hence, a work containing, in alphabetical order, information in all departments of knowledge, or on a particular department or branch; as, a cyclopedia of the physical sciences, or of mechanics. See {Encyclopedia}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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