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or cyclopaedia

[sahy-kluh-pee-dee-uh] /ˌsaɪ kləˈpi di ə/
noun
1.
an encyclopedia.
Origin of cyclopedia
1630-1640
1630-40; by aphesis
Related forms
cyclopedist, cyclopaedist, noun
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  • 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

cyclopedia

/ˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪə/
noun
1.
a less common word for encyclopedia
Derived Forms
cyclopedic, cyclopaedic, adjective
cyclopedist, cyclopaedist, noun
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