adjective Date: 1824 of, relating to, or suggestive of an encyclopedia or its methods of treating or covering a subject ; comprehensive <
an encyclopedic mind
an encyclopedic collection of armor
encyclopedically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • encyclopedic — en|cy|clo|pe|dic [ ın,saıklə pidık ] adjective 1. ) used for emphasizing the great amount of knowledge that someone has: her encyclopedic knowledge of modern art 2. ) containing facts and information found in an encyclopedia: an encyclopedic… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • encyclopedic — encyclopedically, encyclopaedically, adv. /en suy kleuh pee dik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of an encyclopedia; relating to all branches of knowledge. 2. comprehending a wide variety of information; comprehensive: an encyclopedic… …   Universalium

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