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encyclopedism

or encyclopaedism

[en-sahy-kluh-pee-diz-uh m] /ɛnˌsaɪ kləˈpi dɪz əm/
noun
1.
encyclopedic learning.
2.
(often initial capital letter) the doctrines and influence of the Encyclopedists.
Origin of encyclopedism
1825-1835
1825-35; encycloped(ia) + -ism
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