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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cyclopaedia 
  n  :  a  reference  work  (often  in  several  volumes)  containing 
  articles  on  various  topics  (often  arranged  in 
  alphabetical  order)  dealing  with  the  entire  range  of 
  human  knowledge  or  with  some  particular  specialty  [syn:  {encyclopedia}, 
  {cyclopedia},  {encyclopaedia}] 




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