en·​cy·​clo·​pe·​dism | \ in-ˌsī-klə-ˈpē-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce encyclopedism (audio) \

Definition of encyclopedism

: the quality or state of being encyclopedic

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Sloane is a very interesting form of encyclopedism, which is not about progress as such, or the development over time. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The British Museum Was a Wonder of Its Time—But Also a Product of Slavery," 30 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of encyclopedism

1833, in the meaning defined above

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