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encyclopedic

or en·cy·clo·pae·dic

[en-sahy-kluh-pee-dik]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or of the nature of an encyclopedia; relating to all branches of knowledge.
  2. comprehending a wide variety of information; comprehensive: an encyclopedic memory.
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Also en·cy·clo·pe·di·cal, en·cy·clo·pae·di·cal.

Origin of encyclopedic

First recorded in 1815–25; encycloped(ia) + -ic
Related formsen·cy·clo·pe·di·cal·ly, en·cy·clo·pae·di·cal·ly, adverbnon·en·cy·clo·pae·dic, adjectivenon·en·cy·clo·pe·dic, adjectivenon·en·cy·clo·pe·di·cal, adjective

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2. all-embracing, all-inclusive, exhaustive, wide-ranging.
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British Dictionary definitions for encyclopedic

encyclopedic

encyclopaedic

adjective
  1. of, characteristic of, or relating to an encyclopedia
  2. covering a wide range of knowledge; comprehensive
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Derived Formsencyclopedically or encyclopaedically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for encyclopedic

adj.

1824, from encyclopedia + -ic.

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