encyclopedist

noun
en·​cy·​clo·​pe·​dist | \ in-ˌsī-klə-ˈpē-dist How to pronounce encyclopedist (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Encyclopedist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encyclopedist. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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