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Definition of "cyclopaedia" [cyclopaedia]

  • Variant of cyclopedia. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cyclopaedia" in a sentence
  • "As Robert Douglas-Fairhurst notes in the superb introduction to this volume of selections, "London Labour and the London Poor" was "originally advertised as a 'cyclopaedia' of street life, implying that the finished work would be a compendium of facts for dipping into rather than a book to be read from cover to cover, and it certainly lived up to its billing."
  • "Guy's pocket cyclopaedia: Or Miscellany of useful knowledge, from the best authorities: designed for senior scholars in schools, by Joseph Guy"
  • "The former was a sort of cyclopaedia to him, which he supposed to contain an abstract of human knowledge, as indeed it does to a considerable extent."