Definition of encyclopedic in English:


Syllabification: en·cy·clo·pe·dic
Pronunciation: /inˌsīkləˈpēdik
, 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.
comprehensive, complete, thorough, thoroughgoing, full, exhaustive, in-depth, wide-ranging, all-inclusive, all-embracing, all-encompassing, universal, vast
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/
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  • 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.

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