encyclopedism

or en·cy·clo·pae·dism

[ en-sahy-kluh-pee-diz-uh m ]
/ ɛnˌsaɪ kləˈpi dɪz əm /

noun

encyclopedic learning.
(often initial capital letter) the doctrines and influence of the Encyclopedists.

Nearby words

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

Origin of encyclopedism

First recorded in 1825–35; encycloped(ia) + -ism

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019