Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a cyclopedia.
  • Resembling a cyclopedia in character or contents; exhaustive: as, cyclopedic treatment of a subject.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Belonging to the circle of the sciences, or to a cyclopedia; of the nature of a cyclopedia; hence, of great range, extent, or amount.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Belonging to the circle of the sciences, or to a cyclopedia; of great range, extent, or amount.

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Examples

  • I have the feeling that he just got too busy after 1840, trying to publish magazines, working on cyclopedic collections of philosophical and critical writing, trying to make Brook Farm work then working his ass off to pay debt leftover after Brook Farm dissolved.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I have the feeling that he just got too busy after 1840, trying to publish magazines, working on cyclopedic collections of philosophical and critical writing, trying to make Brook Farm work then working his ass off to pay debt leftover after Brook Farm dissolved.

    My Trip to the Wisconsin Historical Society: Another Shout Out to Historians

  • Abbott's cyclopedic digest of all the decisions of all the courts of New York from the earlier time [1794] to the year 1900, by Austin Abbott

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Americans for Democratic Action - SCOTUS Voting Rights

  • (C) In the case of any other copyrighted work, including a contribution by an individual author to a periodical or to a cyclopedic or other composite work -

    Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code, Circular 92

  • If the reader is in doubt about any of these, or desires information concerning them, he will have to consult the catalogues of responsible seedsmen and nurserymen or cyclopedic works, or go to some competent person for advice.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • So far as the cyclopedic narrative of his life is concerned, it is intended to be fairly accurate; but Field's notion that he suddenly began to write verse very frequently in 1889 runs contrary to the record in Denver and Chicago from 1881 to 1888, inclusive.

    Eugene Field A Study In Heredity And Contradictions

  • In this he excelled; for although as quiet as possible when he was sober, when he was drunk he was a terror, so the police said, and his resources of vituperation were cyclopedic.

    The Burial of the Guns

  • Jules Verne's cyclopedic fancy this time finds scope for its vagaries in the Californian Eldorado, among the millionaires of absolutely limitless resources, who, the French romancer would have us believe, form a large class of the population around the Golden Gate.

    Queer Stories for Boys and Girls

  • A catalogue of all the thoughts of the mind, and of all their possible modifications, is a cyclopedic history of the universe.

    A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays

  • Yet you did fuck all except create ministries of cunting paper clips, quangos, pissing squillions away on aid to despots in third world toilets and burying your head like some cyclopedic one eye'd ostrich.

    Archive 2008-10-01

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