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encyclopedist

noun en·cy·clo·pe·dist \-ˈpē-dist\

Definition of ENCYCLOPEDIST

1
:  one who compiles or writes for an encyclopedia
2
often capitalized :  one of the writers of a French encyclopedia (1751–80) who were identified with the Enlightenment and advocated deism and scientific rationalism

First Known Use of ENCYCLOPEDIST

1651

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