- a compiler of or contributor to an encyclopedia.
- (often initial capital letter) one of the collaborators on the French Encyclopedia.
Origin of encyclopedist
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Examples from the Web for encyclopedist
Before the Revolution it was the encyclopedist Condorcet who principally took the field for the equal rights of both sexes.Woman under socialism
Thus it would be hard to escape contact with some group or other; only an encyclopedist could ever be half sure he had done so.Instigations
Though shaken to his very center, the pride of the Encyclopedist did not as yet give way.Ursula
Honore de Balzac
This was a scholar, a writer, an encyclopedist of to-morrow who liked the big Scot and to be in his company.Foes
- a person who compiles or contributes to an encyclopedia
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