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cyclopedic

or cyclopaedic

[sahy-kluh-pee-dik] /ˌsaɪ kləˈpi dɪk/
adjective
1.
like a cyclopedia in character or contents; broad and varied; exhaustive.
Origin of cyclopedic
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; aphetic variant of encyclopedic
Related forms
cyclopedically, cyclopaedically, adverb
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  • A catalogue of all the thoughts of the mind, and of all their possible modifications, is a cyclopedic history of the universe.

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