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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 (28)
  • As Robert Douglas-Fairhurst notes in the superb introduction to this volume of selections, "London Labour and the London Poor" was "originally advertised as a...
  • He had read vastly; his memory was a literary cyclopaedia.
  • Guy's pocket cyclopaedia: Or Miscellany of useful knowledge, from the best authorities: designed for senior scholars in schools, by Joseph Guy
  • Or he would become a successful politician, which was easier than all, for nothing was needed in this career but strong lungs and a cyclopaedia. for more
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