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encyclopedic

[en-sahy-kluh-pee-dik] /ɛnˌsaɪ kləˈpi dɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of an encyclopedia; relating to all branches of knowledge.
2.
comprehending a wide variety of information; comprehensive:
an encyclopedic memory.
Also, encyclopaedic, encyclopedical, encyclopaedical.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; encycloped(ia) + -ic
Related forms
encyclopedically, encyclopaedically, adverb
nonencyclopaedic, adjective
nonencyclopedic, adjective
nonencyclopedical, adjective
Synonyms
2. all-embracing, all-inclusive, exhaustive, wide-ranging.
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British Dictionary definitions for encyclopaedic

encyclopedic

/ɛnˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪk/
adjective
1.
of, characteristic of, or relating to an encyclopedia
2.
covering a wide range of knowledge; comprehensive
Derived Forms
encyclopedically, encyclopaedically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for encyclopaedic

encyclopedic

adj.

1824, from encyclopedia + -ic.

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