The principle of selection I find distinctly given in an ancient Chinese encyclopaedia.
If a man 'will' make a book, professing to discuss a single question, an encyclopaedia, I cannot help it.
They sit in their apartments at night with a glass of water at their elbow reading the encyclopaedia.
They can see the plate of the original in the encyclopaedia.
It is calculated that the average annual salary received by Diderot for his share in the encyclopaedia was about 120 sterling.
Turn to article 'Dropsy' (or what you will) in encyclopaedia.
In 1820 Maclaren was made editor of the sixth edition of the encyclopaedia Britannica.
By the way, I wonder whether in this old inn there is an encyclopaedia of some sort.
The greatest treasure in the library was a portion of the “encyclopaedia Britannica.”
If we can find something on our own shelves, a boy is sent with the book at once, even if he carries an encyclopaedia with him.
see encyclopedia. The Latin spelling survives as a variant because many of the most prominent ones (e.g. Britannica) have Latin names.
1530s, "course of instruction," from Modern Latin encyclopaedia (c.1500), thought to be a false reading by Latin authors of Greek enkyklios paideia taken as "general education," but literally "training in a circle," i.e. the "circle" of arts and sciences, the essentials of a liberal education; from enkyklios "circular," also "general" (from en "in" + kyklos "circle") + paideia "education, child-rearing," from pais (genitive paidos) "child" (see pedo-).
Modern sense of "reference work arranged alphabetically" is from 1640s, often applied specifically to the French "Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts, et des Métiers" (1751-65).