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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encyclopedist  \En*cy`clo*pe"dist\,  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  encyclop['e]diste.] 
  The  compiler  of  an  encyclopedia,  or  one  who  assists  in  such 
  compilation;  also  one  whose  knowledge  embraces  the  whole 
  range  of  the  sciences. 
 
  {The  Encyclopedists},  the  writers  of  the  great  French 
  encyclopedia  which  appeared  in  1751-1772.  The  editors  were 
  Diderot  and  D'Alembert.  Among  the  contributors  were 
  Voltaire  and  Rousseau. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encyclopedist 
  n  :  a  person  who  compiles  (or  writes  for)  encyclopedias  [syn:  {compiler}] 




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