Encyclopedism
Encyclopedism En*cy`clo*pe"dism, n. The art of writing or compiling encyclopedias; also, possession of the whole range of knowledge; encyclopedic learning. [1913 Webster]

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  • encyclopedism — or encyclopaedism [en sī΄klōpē′diz΄əm, en sī΄kləpē′diz΄əm; in sī΄klōpē′diz΄əm, in sī΄kləpē′diz΄əm] n. encyclopedic knowledge or learning …   English World dictionary

  • encyclopedism — noun Date: 1833 the quality or state of being encyclopedic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • encyclopedism — /en suy kleuh pee diz euhm/, n. 1. encyclopedic learning. 2. (often cap.) the doctrines and influence of the Encyclopedists. Also, encyclopaedism. [1825 35; ENCYCLOPED(IA) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • encyclopedism — noun encyclopedic knowledge or learning …   Wiktionary

  • encyclopedism — (also encyclopaedism) noun comprehensive learning or knowledge …   English new terms dictionary

  • encyclopedism — en·cy·clo·pe·dism …   English syllables

  • encyclopedism — en•cy•clo•pe•dism or en•cy•clo•pae•dism [[t]ɛnˌsaɪ kləˈpi dɪz əm[/t]] n. encyclopedic learning • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • encyclopedism — /ˌɛnsaɪkləˈpidɪzəm/ (say .ensuykluh peedizuhm), /ən / (say uhn ) noun 1. encyclopedic learning. 2. (often upper case) the doctrines and influence of the Encyclopedists. Also, encyclopaedism …   Australian English dictionary

  • encyclopedism — noun profound scholarly knowledge • Syn: ↑eruditeness, ↑erudition, ↑learnedness, ↑learning, ↑scholarship, ↑encyclopaedism • Derivationally related forms: ↑encyclopaedist ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • New encyclopedism — is a term used by English writer H. G. Wells in 1937 to describe a proposed modern movement for the codification of knowledge in encyclopedic format. Lecture delivered in America, October and November, 1937 For half a century I have resisted… …   Wikipedia

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