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  • noun chiefly UK Alternative spelling of encyclopedia.

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

  • noun 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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Examples

  • 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!

    Boing Boing

  • 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.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

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

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

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

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • 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.

    The Life and Times of Lillian Virginia Mountweazel @ Monstert Truck Gallery from March 19th 2009

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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

    B2fxxx

  • 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

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