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[ en-sahy-kluh-pee-dee-uh ]SEE DEFINITION OF encyclopedia
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If you will look in the Encyclopedia Donkaniara you will find I'm correct.

The books are large, about the size of a volume of an encyclopedia.

Any encyclopedia and many books of legends will tell you more about Roland.

He was certain it could be found in one of his father's books, if not in the encyclopedia.

It was in this establishment that he worked on his Encyclopedia.

He was not an encyclopedia, but a compact volume of naked logic.

That was after we read about the Cyclopes in the Ulysses story in our encyclopedia.

The encyclopedia mentioned all of them but did not mention Crimson at all.

Here is an account of the City of Bristol taken from an encyclopedia.

That is in an encyclopedia to which young people are often referred.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "course of instruction," from Modern Latin encyclopaedia (c.1500), thought to be a false reading by Latin authors of Greek enkyklios paideia taken as "general education," but literally "training in a circle," i.e. the "circle" of arts and sciences, the essentials of a liberal education; from enkyklios "circular," also "general" (from en "in" + kyklos "circle") + paideia "education, child-rearing," from pais (genitive paidos) "child" (see pedo-).

Modern sense of "reference work arranged alphabetically" is from 1640s, often applied specifically to the French "Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts, et des Métiers" (1751-65).

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