Meaning of “encyclopedia” in the English Dictionary

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"encyclopedia" in British English

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encyclopedianoun [ C ]

also encyclopaedia uk /ɪnˌsaɪ.kləˈpiː.di.ə/ us /ɪnˌsaɪ.kləˈpiː.di.ə/

(Definition of “encyclopedia” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"encyclopedia" in American English

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encyclopedianoun [ C ]

also encyclopaedia us /ɪnˌsɑɪ·kləˈpi·di·ə/

a large collection of information about one or many subjects, often arranged alphabetically in articles in a book or set of books, or available through a computer

(Definition of “encyclopedia” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)