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encyclopedia

noun [C] (also encyclopaedia)     /ɪnˌsaɪ.kləˈpiː.di.ə/
a book or set of books containing many articles arranged in alphabetical order that deal either with the whole of human knowledge or with a particular part of it, or a similar set of articles on the internet : The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Reference books
(Definition of encyclopedia noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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