encyclopaedic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj encyclopaedic broad in scope or content "encyclopedic knowledge"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Encyclopaedic pertaining to an encyclopædia: full of information
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from Gr. engkyklopaideiaengkyklios, circular, paideia, instruction.

Usage

In literature:

He was the successor of Voltaire in the Encyclopaedic warfare.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
Encyclopaedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological.
"How to Form a Library, 2nd ed" by H. B. Wheatley
Better even that extreme than the encyclopaedic system which figures so largely on some circulars.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
He appears to us as one of the most receptive, one of the most encyclopaedic intellects of modern times.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
Dictionary, Encyclopaedic character of the, introduced by N. W., 216, 217.
"Noah Webster" by Horace E. Scudder
We have been longing for a new one, ever since we played 'Encyclopaedics' to death.
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
The addition of encyclopaedic matter to the philological in no way affects the general principles involved.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
His contributions to the reviews and magazines make a small library, encyclopaedic in character.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
Round these chiefs of the Encyclopaedic movement were grouped many lesser men, some of whom will be most conveniently noticed here.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
Such a reader will refuse to pass beyond the First Part of the vast encyclopaedic poem.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
That evening, mother and daughter were sitting on the broad verandah as usual, playing Encyclopaedics.
"Hildegarde's Home" by Laura E. Richards
No one had ever tapped the sources of Mr. Miller's encyclopaedic knowledge in vain.
"The Pursuit" by Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
He tried also to set up an encyclopaedic storehouse of wisdom in the Library of Alexandria.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
It is one of the encyclopaedic dictionaries.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
But from this passive obedience to a single encyclopaedic mind, a fatal consequence ensued for mankind.
"Amenities of Literature" by Isaac Disraeli
It is amusing to note how the time and distance covered by his own encyclopaedic volubility shrank afterwards in Coleridge's memory.
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
THE ENCYCLOPAEDIC DICTIONARY OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
"Photogravure" by Henry R. Blaney
Of this encyclopaedic work a third and complete edition appeared in 1726-1733.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
The Present: an Encyclopaedic Representation of Contemporary History.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VII, December 1850, Vol. II" by Various
So that Origen's scientific teaching was truly encyclopaedic.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
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In science:

The examples are intended to be illustrative and not encyclopaedic.
Directionally Convex Ordering of Random Measures, Shot Noise Fields and Some Applications to Wireless Communications
They encompass a wide range of forms, from simple word lists to complex encyclopaedic data. They intend to reach many different communities, layman or scholars.
Stabilizing knowledge through standards - A perspective for the humanities
The topic was then presented in an encyclopaedic way in the book by Barrow and Tipler , covering old design arguments, modern teleology, various Anthropic principles, and their relation to quantum mechanics and biochemistry.
Editorial note to "Large number coincidences and the anthropic principle in cosmology"
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