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encyclopedism

or en·cy·clo·pae·dism

[en-sahy-kluh-pee-diz-uh m]
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noun
  1. encyclopedic learning.
  2. (often initial capital letter) the doctrines and influence of the Encyclopedists.

Origin of encyclopedism

First recorded in 1825–35; encycloped(ia) + -ism
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