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  • adj. Alternative spelling of encyclopedic.

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  • adj. broad in scope or content


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  • The old political education gave place to an 'encyclopaedic' education.

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  • The second is an "encyclopaedic" register that presents, in chronological order, sixty projects made from 1988 to 2008: each work is described in profiles, images complementary to those seen in the first part, with a bibliography and reference texts.


  • In the intellectual climate of Antwerp there emerged a fashion for 'encyclopaedic' paintings, such as Frans Francken's Cabinet of a Collector, which celebrates human artistic achievement alongside the curiosities of nature.

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  • Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder, who lived between 23 A.D. and 79 A.D., refers to Muziris in his encyclopaedic work Natural History as "primum emporium Indiae" or India's first emporium.

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  • Healey was merely noting Lansley's intellectual thoroughness, and encyclopaedic knowledge, in an address which attacked the plans as a disaster for patients.

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  • And I sat back and marvelled secretly at this encyclopaedic-minded man, this

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  • He had an encyclopaedic command of the field of knowledge, and by a word or a phrase, by delicate rapier thrusts, he punctured them, He named the points of their illogic.

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  • If you had only met your dad once - at the visitor center of the local nick, your mum was an alcoholic, tattooed, drug smoking tart that shacked up with a number of alcoholic loser/dossers that have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the benefit system …

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  • And I know from personal researches military records range from the encyclopaedic, to the scrappy, to the incomplete, to the absolutely baffling.


  • A raffish or mysterious aura, it seems to me, is just as helpful when it comes to making a class pay attention as an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Hundred Years' War.

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