encyclopedism

noun

en·​cy·​clo·​pe·​dism in-ˌsī-klə-ˈpē-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce encyclopedism (audio)
: the quality or state of being encyclopedic

Examples of encyclopedism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sloane is a very interesting form of encyclopedism, which is not about progress as such, or the development over time. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, 30 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of encyclopedism was in 1833

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“Encyclopedism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encyclopedism. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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