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Noun: encyclopedia  en,sI-klu'pee-dee-u or in,sI-klu'pee-dee-u
  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 speciality
    - cyclopedia [archaic], encyclopaedia [Brit], cyclopaedia [archaic]

Derived forms: encyclopedias

Type of: book of facts, reference, reference book, reference work

Encyclopedia: Encyclopedia