Definition of encyclopedic in English:


Line breaks: en|cyclo|pe¦dic
Pronunciation: /ɛnˌsʌɪklə(ʊ)ˈpiːdɪk
, ɪn-/
(also encyclopaedic)


1Comprehensive in terms of information: he has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of food
More 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.
2Relating to encyclopedias or information suitable for an encyclopedia: a dictionary with encyclopedic material
More 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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