What does the word cyclopaedia mean?

Usage examples for cyclopaedia

  1. Later on, a publication called The Penny Cyclopaedia became my daily, and for a long time almost my sole study; to the subject of this remarkable work I may presently return. – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  2. An admirable summary of the history of Indian famines will be found in the articles 'Famines' and 'Food' in Balfour, Cyclopaedia, 3rd ed. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  3. The other, which is, if that be possible, a still more disgraceful case, is recorded incidentally in Rees's Cyclopaedia under the word " monster." – Colloquies on Society by Robert Southey