from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an encyclopedia.
- adj. Embracing many subjects; comprehensive: "an ignorance almost as encyclopedic as his erudition” ( William James).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to the characteristics of an encyclopedia; concerning all subjects, having comprehensive information or knowledge.
- adj. Relating to or containing encyclopedic information rather than only linguistic or lexical information; about facts and concepts, and not only a word or term; including proper names, biographical and geographical information and illustrations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, an encyclopedia; broad in scope or content; embracing a wide range of subjects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of an encyclopedia; relating to all branches of knowledge.
- Possessing wide and varied information; specifically, possessing an extensive but fragmentary knowledge of facts rather than a comprehensive understanding of principles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. broad in scope or content
It is a colorless reference volume in encyclopedic format lacking in dimension.
Would it be valedictorian Hillary, primly showing off her knowledge of issues in encyclopedic detail?
Within encyclopedic works, discussions of scientific topics were more likely to have been based on more recent studies than technological ones were.
The first principle of Wasserman's approach was the autonomy of the text, its freedom from authorial intention, social history, politics, amd every day life (though one was expected to know all this in encyclopedic detail so as to be able to demonstrate the de facto as well as de jure autonomy of the text).
The first principle of Wasserman's approach was the autonomy of the text, its freedom from authorial intention, social history, politics, and every day life (though one was expected to know all this in encyclopedic detail so as to be able to demonstrate the de facto as well as de jure autonomy of the text).
He responded that the guide could not be "encyclopedic" -- without any indication the minister might not have been responsible for the removal.
These interests are often coupled with an unusually high capacity to retain and recall encyclopedic amounts of information about the favored subject.
Besides these, in the ninth century Monte Cassino comes into prominence as an institution where much was done of what we would now call encyclopedic work.
Secondly, concentration at once discards the idea of encyclopedic knowledge as an aim of school education.
Much of his culture was literally encyclopedic, that is, gleaned from encyclopedias, so he should not be mistaken for a Gianfranco Contini or an E.