Cyclopedia Cy`clo*pe"di*a Cyclopaedia Cy`clo*p[ae]"di*a(s?`kl?-p?"d?-?), n. [NL., from Gr. ky`klos circle + paidei`a the bringing up of a child, education, erudition, fr. paidey`ein to bring up a child. See {Cycle}, and cf. {Encyclopedia}, {Pedagogue}.] The circle or compass of the arts and sciences (originally, of the seven so-called liberal arts and sciences); circle of human knowledge. Hence, a work containing, in alphabetical order, information in all departments of knowledge, or on a particular department or branch; as, a cyclopedia of the physical sciences, or of mechanics. See {Encyclopedia}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cyclopedia — Cyclopedia, cyclopaedia or cyclopædia is an archaic term for encyclopedia. The term may specifically refer to: Cyclopaedia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, 1728, edited by Ephraim Chambers Johnson s New Universal Cyclopaedia,… …   Wikipedia

  • cyclopedia — or cyclopaedia [sī΄klō pē′dē ə, sī΄kləpē′dē ə] n. former term for ENCYCLOPEDIA cyclopedic adj. cyclopaedic …   English World dictionary

  • cyclopedia — also cyclopaedia noun Date: 1728 encyclopedia • cyclopedic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cyclopedia — Dieser Artikel behandelt die Enzyklopädie von Ephraim Chambers. Cyclopaedia kann auch die Enzyklopädie von Joachim Fortius Ringelberg (1499–1556) bezeichnen: Kyklopaideia, Basel 1541. Cyclopaedia, 1728, Titelblatt Die Cyclopaedia ist eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cyclopedia — cyclopedist, cyclopaedist, n. /suy kleuh pee dee euh/, n. an encyclopedia. Also, cyclopaedia. [1630 40; by aphesis] * * * …   Universalium

  • cyclopedia — Synonyms and related words: atlas, bibliography, body of knowledge, body of learning, calendar, casebook, catalog, catalogue raisonne, city directory, classified catalog, concordance, diatesseron, dictionary catalog, directory, encyclopedia,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cyclopedia — cy·clo·pe·di·a || ‚saɪkləʊ piːdjÉ™ n. encyclopedia, book or set of books containing alphabetically arranged information on many subjects …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cyclopedia — [sʌɪklə(ʊ) pi:dɪə] (also cyclopaedia) noun archaic (except in book titles) an encyclopedia. Derivatives cyclopedic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • cyclopedia — cy·clo·pe·dia …   English syllables

  • cyclopedia — cy•clo•pe•di•a or cy•clo•pae•di•a [[t]ˌsaɪ kləˈpi di ə[/t]] n. pl. di•as an encyclopedia • Etymology: 1630–40; by shortening cy clo•pe′dic, adj …   From formal English to slang

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