encyclopedic

or en·cy·clo·pae·dic

[ en-sahy-kluh-pee-dik ]
/ ɛnˌsaɪ kləˈpi dɪk /

adjective

pertaining to or of the nature of an encyclopedia; relating to all branches of knowledge.
comprehending a wide variety of information; comprehensive: an encyclopedic memory.

Nearby words

  1. encumbrancer,
  2. ency.,
  3. encyclical,
  4. encyclopaedia,
  5. encyclopedia,
  6. encyclopedism,
  7. encyclopedist,
  8. encyst,
  9. encysted calculus,
  10. end

Also en·cy·clo·pe·di·cal, en·cy·clo·pae·di·cal.

Origin of encyclopedic

First recorded in 1815–25; encycloped(ia) + -ic

Related formsen·cy·clo·pe·di·cal·ly, en·cy·clo·pae·di·cal·ly, adverbnon·en·cy·clo·pae·dic, adjectivenon·en·cy·clo·pe·dic, adjectivenon·en·cy·clo·pe·di·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for encyclopedic

encyclopedic

encyclopaedic

/ (ɛnˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːdɪk) /

adjective

of, characteristic of, or relating to an encyclopedia
covering a wide range of knowledge; comprehensive
Derived Formsencyclopedically or encyclopaedically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for encyclopedic

encyclopedic

adj.

1824, from encyclopedia + -ic.

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