Definition of cyclopedia in English:

cyclopedia

Line breaks: cyclo|pedia
Pronunciation: /sʌɪklə(ʊ)ˈpiːdɪə
 
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(also cyclopaedia)

noun

archaic (except in book titles)
An encyclopedia: Bailey’s Cyclopedia of Horticulture
More example sentences
  • With the exception of cyclopaedias and dictionaries, almost every book that aims at being useful requires an index to make its store of knowledge accessible.
  • No wonder the same three years have cut threefold the output of scientific, technical, medical and agricultural literature, reference books and cyclopaedias.
  • I have only been able to procure a few cyclopaedias of art and science.

Origin

late 17th century: shortening of encyclopedia.

Derivatives

cyclopedic

adjective
More example sentences
  • Among our library holdings with more than 80,000 volumes, our cyclopaedic collection of statistics is especially useful because users can find almost any main statistics in a single space.
  • In her cyclopaedic book on Modern Housing, Bauer limited her comments on the achievements of American war housing.
  • The works on the subject to which I have access are Marey's and Jamieson's books published by Appleton's and various magazines and cyclopaedic articles.

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