encyclopedist

noun
en·cy·clo·pe·dist | \ in-ˌsī-klə-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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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