Definitions of encyclopedia

  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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Alt. of Encyclopaedia Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983) Medical Dictionary DB
  4. The circle of the arts and sciences; a descriptive dictionary of the arts, sciences, and literature; a summary of the whole fleid of knowledge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A work containing information on all subjects, or exhaustive of one subject. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The circle of sciences; a general system of instruction or knowledge, specially a collection of the principles, principal facts, and discoveries in all branches of science and the arts, digested under proper titles, and arranged in alphabetical order. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A circle of instruction; an alphabetical summary of every branch of knowledge. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. n. [Greek] A general system of learning or knowledge; the circle of sciences; especially, a work in which the various branches of science or art are discussed separately, and usually in alphabetical order. Cabinet Dictionary
  9. The circle of sciences, the round of learning. Complete Dictionary