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Definition of "encyclopedic" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of an encyclopedia. (adjective)
  • Embracing many subjects; comprehensive: "an ignorance almost as encyclopedic as his erudition” ( William James). (adjective)

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 "encyclopedic" in a sentence
  • "It is a colorless reference volume in encyclopedic format lacking in dimension."
  • "Would it be valedictorian Hillary, primly showing off her knowledge of issues in encyclopedic detail?"
  • "Within encyclopedic works, discussions of scientific topics were more likely to have been based on more recent studies than technological ones were."