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encyclopedic also: (in British English also) encyclopaedic

Translation of encyclopedic in Spanish:

adjective

  • Example sentences
    • He had a real passion for his beloved native city and a completely encyclopaedic knowledge of its highways, byways and history.
    • But unfortunately much of that information, that encyclopaedic knowledge of their environment is being lost.
    • Hosts are sweet and helpful; every single server I encountered had an encyclopedic knowledge about the food at hand.
    Example sentences
    • There is, inevitably, an interpretation in these encyclopedic materials, but it is not offered in a way that prevents readers from using the data to argue for alternative readings.
    • The programmer will need to enter, laboriously, for each word in the system's lexicon, the different senses and the associated encyclopaedic knowledge.
    • Like the intellectual adventurers of the enlightenment, they foresee that an encyclopedic compendium of the facts of nature will reveal hidden truths.

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