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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty.

Usage examples (37)
  • The term encyclopaedia must not be understood in precisely the same sense as in
  • Here's a paraphrase from memory of an instruction sheet that came with the main Swedish encyclopaedia back in the 90s.
  • Ms Rowling dwelt on her own plans to publish a Potter encyclopaedia, which is neither here nor there.
  • Owen was a kind of encyclopaedia, who did not air or advertise himself, and I thought him a very rare specimen. for more
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