cyclopedia

or cy·clo·pae·di·a

[ sahy-kluh-pee-dee-uh ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈpi di ə /

noun

an encyclopedia.

Origin of cyclopedia

First recorded in 1630–40; by aphesis

Related forms

cy·clo·pe·dist, cy·clo·pae·dist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclopedia

cyclopedia

cyclopaedia

/ (ˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪə) /

noun

a less common word for encyclopedia

Derived Forms

cyclopedic or cyclopaedic, adjectivecyclopedist or cyclopaedist, noun
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