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cy·clo·pe·di·aalso cy·clo·pae·di·a (sī′klə-pē′dē-ə)
[Short for encyclopedia.]
cy′clo·pe′dic (-dĭk) adj.
cy′clo·pe′dist (-dĭst) n.
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(Journalism & Publishing) a less common word for encyclopedia
ˌcycloˈpedic, ˌcycloˈpaedic adj
ˌcycloˈpedist, ˌcycloˈpaedist n
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or cy•clo•pae•di•a(ˌsaɪ kləˈpi di ə)
n., pl. -di•as.
[1630–40; by shortening]
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encyclopedia. — cyclopedist, cyclopaedist, n. — cyclopedic, cyclopaedic, adj.See also: Books
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|Noun||1.||cyclopedia - 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|
book of facts, reference book, reference work, reference - a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
book of knowledge - an elementary encyclopedia dealing with general knowledge
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