Definition of encyclopedist in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˌsīkləˈpēdəst/
Pronunciation: /enˌsīkləˈpēdəst/
(also chiefly British encyclopaedist)


A person who writes, edits, or contributes to an encyclopedia.
Example sentences
  • The subject also attracted numerous cosmographers, geographers, encyclopedists and writers of belle letters.
  • The same argument was taken up again by the encyclopedist Denis Diderot in 1763, after he was commissioned by the Paris Book Guild to write a Letter on the Book Trade.
  • He was one of those encyclopedists who seemed to excel at everything: He studied medicine, chemistry, natural history, and geology, and he was the first to recognize the volcanic nature of the Auvergne area.

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Syllabification: en·cy·clo·pe·dist

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