Definition of encyclopedic in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˌsīkləˈpēdik/
Pronunciation: /enˌsīkləˈpēdik/
(also chiefly British encyclopaedic)


1Comprehensive in terms of information: he has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of food
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  • 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.
formal compendious
1.1Relating to or containing names of famous people and places and information about words that is not simply linguistic: a dictionary with encyclopedic material
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  • 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.



Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • A lot of people want to collect encyclopedically, they want to get one piece from every tribal area.
  • She wrote encyclopedically and dogmatically, cataloging as many fragments of Zuni culture as she could capture.

Words that rhyme with encyclopedic

comedic, cyclopedic, medick, orthopaedic (US orthopedic)

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Syllabification: en·cy·clo·pe·dic

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