encyclopedic dictionary

Main Entry:  encyclopedic dictionary
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of reference work arranged A-to-Z with in-depth articles, esp. about proper nouns; a reference work which shares features of a general dictionary and encyclopedia
Example:  The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1889-91) is a good example of an encyclopedic dictionary.
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