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. 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