Meaning & Definition of Encyclopedia in English
1. A reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
- encyclopedia ,
- cyclopedia ,
- encyclopaedia ,
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Welcome to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
He's what they call a walking encyclopedia.
He is, as they say, a walking encyclopedia.