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or cy·clo·pae·di·a

[sahy-kluh-pee-dee-uh]
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noun
  1. an encyclopedia.
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Origin of cyclopedia

First recorded in 1630–40; by aphesis
Related formscy·clo·pe·dist, cy·clo·pae·dist, noun
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for cyclopedia

Historical Examples

  • This coincided with the Cyclopedia and suggested the first lesson she should give.

    The Brass Bound Box

    Evelyn Raymond

  • I've read all about it in the Cyclopedia in the big bookcase.

    The Brass Bound Box

    Evelyn Raymond

  • Here is a brief statement about charades taken from a cyclopedia.

    The Silent Readers

    William D. Lewis

  • He contributed the mathematical articles for Rees's Cyclopedia.

  • Kitto, in his Cyclopedia, declared that no hypothesis could harmonize the accounts.

    The Lost Faith

    T. S. Childs


British Dictionary definitions for cyclopedia

cyclopedia

cyclopaedia

noun
  1. a less common word for encyclopedia
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Derived Formscyclopedic or cyclopaedic, adjectivecyclopedist or cyclopaedist, noun
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