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or en·cy·clo·pae·dic

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

exhaustive, extensive, vast, thorough, wide-ranging, all-inclusive, broad, catholic, complete, discursive, general, universal, widespread, all-embracing, all-encompassing

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British Dictionary definitions for encyclopedic



  1. of, characteristic of, or relating to an encyclopedia
  2. covering a wide range of knowledge; comprehensive
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Derived Formsencyclopedically or encyclopaedically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for encyclopedic


1824, from encyclopedia + -ic.

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