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Meaning of “encyclopedia” in the English Dictionary

"encyclopedia" in British English

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encyclopedianoun [C]

(also encyclopaedia) uk   us   /ɪnˌsaɪ.kləˈpiː.di.ə/
a ​book or set of ​bookscontaining many ​articlesarranged in alphabeticalorder that ​deal either with the ​whole of ​humanknowledge or with a ​particularpart of it, or a ​similar set of ​articles on the internet: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
(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 ​largecollection of ​information about one or many ​subjects, often ​arrangedalphabetically 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)
Translations of “encyclopedia”
in Korean 백과사전…
in Arabic مَوسوعة…
in Malaysian ensiklopedia…
in Russian энциклопедия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 百科全書, (某一學科的)百科全書,大全…
in Italian enciclopedia…
in Turkish ansiklopedi…
in Polish encyklopedia…
in Spanish enciclopedia…
in Vietnamese bách khoa toàn thư…
in Portuguese enciclopédia…
in Thai สารานุกรม…
in Catalan enciclopèdia…
in Japanese 百科事典…
in Chinese (Simplified) 百科全书, (某一学科的)百科全书,大全…
in Indonesian ensiklopedi…
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