- pertaining to or of the nature of an encyclopedia; relating to all branches of knowledge.
- comprehending a wide variety of information; comprehensive: an encyclopedic memory.
Also en·cy·clo·pe·di·cal, en·cy·clo·pae·di·cal.
Origin of encyclopedic
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2. all-embracing, all-inclusive, exhaustive, wide-ranging.
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Examples from the Web for encyclopedic
There are those who have encyclopedic knowledge of it by this point.There Are More 'Too Many Cooks' Where That First Fever Dream Came From
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It is a valiant, encyclopedic attempt of a star jurist to give voice(s) to an embattled philosophical position.All The Wrong Reasons to Ban Gay Unions
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His memory is encyclopedic--a curse for a man who feels persecuted.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
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Timm felt that Spitz had “an encyclopedic knowledge of all figures of any importance in industry and economics throughout Europe.”On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters
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He is tensely and formally dressed on all occasions, with an encyclopedic memory of beer labels.Meet the Beer Bottle Dictator
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His knowledge of all military appurtenances was encyclopedic.
D'Alembert in his encyclopedic dictionary, writes the word caffé.All About Coffee
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He is not a specialist in Roman law; but he is encyclopedic, which comes to the same thing.The Ink-Stain, Complete
The present is, on the whole, an encyclopedic, cosmopolitan era.Modern Society
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Roger Bacon's Opus Majus also belonged to the encyclopedic class.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
- of, characteristic of, or relating to an encyclopedia
- covering a wide range of knowledge; comprehensive
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Word Origin and History for encyclopedic
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