Recent Examples of encyclopedia from the Web
In 1895, America’s 300 bicycle companies produced 500,000 safeties at an average price of $75, according to one encyclopedia’s yearbook.
Whitaker said the only homework help the kids received from their parents was to be pointed in the direction of the dictionaries and encyclopedia volumes kept in the home.
People look to Dear White People as an encyclopedia of our culture.
Like the fictional movie character, who finds himself in one historic situation after another, Kerr’s career reads like an encyclopedia of the sport’s biggest names and moments.
But the ability for anyone to update a Wikipedia post, where those changes will stay until another user notices and changes, make the encyclopedia a questionable source for fact-checking, critics say.
John McNamara McNamara, 56, was living his dream as a sports reporter and was an encyclopedia of regional sports knowledge, according to his obituary in the Sun.
Borrowed from Denis Diderot’s 18th-century encyclopedia, the expansive yet colorless landscape touches off yearning.
My point is that being an encyclopedia of music -- which those of us in the business tend to be -- can sometimes be a hindrance.
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ENCYCLOPEDIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of encyclopedia for English Language Learners
: 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
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