encyclopaedia encyclopaedia  /ɪn ˌsaɪ klə ˈpi di ə/


  • (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



  • The encyclopaedia goes on to describe divine wrath: "He is the covenant God of his people.


  • Code words and safe phones: anatomy of a money smuggling plot

    By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - To most people, a book is a book. But to Monsignor Nunizio Scarano, a Vatican official arrested on charges of money smuggling, a "book" was a code word for one million euros in cash, a report by the judge on the case said. "Encyclopaedia," and "bookmarks" were among other code words that Scarano, who had close connections to the Vatican bank, used in phone ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. Professor Bairoch said, "The general public would understand some of the entries in our protein encyclopaedia. Insulin, for instance, is a small protein that controls glucose levels in our blood. The performance-booster EPO is the protein used...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Amos Bairoch Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. Tom Petty, who worked with Dylan in the Traveling Wilburys band, said: "To even begin to name the songs in Bob Dylan's amazing catalogue would take too long and would be like reading from the encyclopaedia."
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Tom Petty Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. In the post titled "Encyclopaedia of Hinduism and Mahakumbh", Advani said Tully is "foremost among intellectuals" in understanding India's concept of secularism very correctly.
    on Mar 28, 2010 By: LK Advani Source: Sify

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