encyclopedia

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en·cy·clo·pe·dia

noun \in-ˌsī-klə-ˈpē-dē-ə\

: a reference work (such as a book, series of books, Web site, or CD-ROM) that contains information about many different subjects or a lot of information about a particular subject

Full Definition of ENCYCLOPEDIA

:  a work that contains information on all branches of knowledge or treats comprehensively a particular branch of knowledge usually in articles arranged alphabetically often by subject

Origin of ENCYCLOPEDIA

Medieval Latin encyclopaedia course of general education, from Greek enkyklios + paideia education, child rearing, from paid-, pais child — more at few
First Known Use: 1644

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee

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