chiefly British variant of encyclopedic

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  • encyclopaedic — Encyclopedic En*cy clo*ped ic, Encyclopedical En*cy clo*ped ic*al, a. [Cf. F. encyclop[ e]dique.] Pertaining to, or of the nature of, an encyclopedia; broad in scope or content; embracing a wide range of subjects; as, a person having encyclopedic …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encyclopaedic — adj. (also encyclopedic) (of knowledge or information) comprehensive. * * * adjective broad in scope or content encyclopedic knowledge • Syn: ↑encyclopedic • Similar to: ↑comprehensive * * * adjective se …   Useful english dictionary

  • encyclopaedic — en|cy|clo|pae|dic [ ın,saıklə pidık ] a British spelling of encyclopedic …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • encyclopaedic — dɪk(l) adj. of or pertaining to an encyclopedia; comprehensive, containing a wide range of information …   English contemporary dictionary

  • encyclopaedic — en·cy·clo·pae·dic …   English syllables

  • encyclopaedic — UK [ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdɪk] / US [ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpɪdɪk] encyclopedic …   English dictionary

  • encyclopaedia — Reference work that contains information on all branches of knowledge or that treats a particular branch of knowledge comprehensively. It is self contained and explains subjects in greater detail than a dictionary. It differs from an almanac in… …   Universalium

  • dictionary — /dik sheuh ner ee/, n., pl. dictionaries. 1. a book containing a selection of the words of a language, usually arranged alphabetically, giving information about their meanings, pronunciations, etymologies, inflected forms, etc., expressed in… …   Universalium

  • education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …   Universalium

  • Encyclopedia — This article is about the type of reference work. For other uses, see Encyclopedia (disambiguation). Brockhaus Enzyklopädie in 1902 An encyclopedia (also spelled encyclopaedia or encyclopædia) is a type of reference work, a compendium holding a… …   Wikipedia

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