encyclopedist

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noun en·cy·clo·pe·dist \in-ˌsī-klə-ˈpē-dist\

Definition of encyclopedist

  1. 1 :  one who compiles or writes for an encyclopedia

  2. 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

1651

First Known Use of encyclopedist

1651


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