Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

A work giving a summary of some branch of knowledge; in broader use, an encyclopedia.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Robert Southey.