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  • n. Alternative spelling of encyclopedia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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  • The term encyclopaedia must not be understood in precisely the same sense as in

    The Civilization of China

  • Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, is set to launch an internet search engine with amazon. com that he hopes will become a rival to Google and Yahoo!

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  • By the bye, what a strange abuse has been made of the word encyclopaedia!

    Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1.

  • Here's a paraphrase from memory of an instruction sheet that came with the main Swedish encyclopaedia back in the 90s.

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  • This eighty-three word encyclopaedia entry forms a point of departure for an exhibition exploring what might have been for Lillian Virginia, in the imaginations of six artists chosen by curator Davey Moor for their interest in fictitious narratives.

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  • Ms Rowling dwelt on her own plans to publish a Potter encyclopaedia, which is neither here nor there.


  • At the end of the supposed bad publicity, “Lucian said that despite the mistakes, he still thought the encyclopaedia was the best reference book he knew.”

    Scripting News for 9/12/2006 « Scripting News Annex

  • Your encyclopaedia is a shambles and is not one that can be "trusted", and if you rigidly turn back the clock on any even slightly contentious comments, then even a conservative like me is willing to turn back to Wikipedia.

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  • Owen was a kind of encyclopaedia, who did not air or advertise himself, and I thought him a very rare specimen.

    Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate

  • As far as we can judge he seems to have imitated Cato in bringing out a kind of encyclopaedia, adapted for general readers.

    The History of Roman Literature From the earliest period to the death of Marcus Aurelius


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