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or cyclopaedia

[sahy-kluh-pee-dee-uh] /ˌsaɪ kləˈpi di ə/
an encyclopedia.
Origin of cyclopedia
1630-40; by aphesis
Related forms
cyclopedist, cyclopaedist, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for cyclopedia
Historical Examples
  • Here is a brief statement about charades taken from a cyclopedia.

    The Silent Readers William D. Lewis
  • This coincided with the cyclopedia and suggested the first lesson she should give.

    The Brass Bound Box Evelyn Raymond
  • "That's why I'm such a cyclopedia of accurate information, ma'am," Roger retorted.

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise Mabell S.C. Smith
  • He contributed the mathematical articles for Rees's cyclopedia.

  • I don't remember what that technical phrase was, but I think you will find it in any cyclopedia under the head of "Brass."

  • A list to the year 1873 is printed in the "cyclopedia of American Literature."

  • It is generally supposed that cyclopedia articles are prepared by specialists who know what they are writing about.

  • I had looked it up in the cyclopedia and the Century dictionary.

    The Idiot at Home John Kendrick Bangs
  • The following figure from the cyclopedia of Agriculture, with the explanation, fully illustrates this idea.

    Farm drainage Henry Flagg French
  • The unscientific reader can go to the botanical manual or cyclopedia and under this name find the species described.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
British Dictionary definitions for cyclopedia


a less common word for encyclopedia
Derived Forms
cyclopedic, cyclopaedic, adjective
cyclopedist, cyclopaedist, noun
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