encyclopaedia

Definitions of encyclopaedia
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n a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty

Synonyms:
cyclopaedia, cyclopedia, encyclopedia
Types:
book of knowledge
an elementary encyclopedia dealing with general knowledge
Type of:
book of facts, reference, reference book, reference work
a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts

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