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Alternative spellings

  • encyclopædia
  • (chiefly British): encyclopaedia. The spelling encyclopedia is standard in American English, accepted in Australian, Canadian, and International English, and is also common in British English.

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] encyclopædia < Ancient Greek ἐγκύκλιος παιδεία (enkyklios paideia) < ἐγκύκλιος (enkyklios) "circular, rounded, round" < κύκλος (kyklos) "circle" + παιδεία (paideia) "the rearing of a child", or "education", from παιδίον (paidion) "child".

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The National Scientific Publishers encyclopedia (Polish)

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encyclopedia

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  1. A comprehensive reference work with articles on a range of topics.
    I only use the library for the encyclopedia, we've got most other books here.

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