encyclopedia encyclopedia  /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


  1. While it's treated with disdain in some circles, the user-generated encyclopedia, which just hit 3 million entries, has become one of the Internet's greatest forces.
  2. The first new English-language Catholic encyclopedia in over half a century is a bookmaker's spectacular.
  3. The online encyclopedia is suddenly adding fewer articles and has fewer editors.


  1. Kanye West Asks That You "Please Add Graffiti" to 'Yeezus' Cover

    When Kanye West's Yeezus artwork first leaked it looked like this , and we thought this , and got all Encyclopedia Britannica about that . But then the Redeemer of the Rap World changed it to this , and people were like "Wow that's creative! Not!" and "He's so postmodern," but that didn't stop him from ultimately going with this . Finally, all of this and that makes sense. New posters promoting ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  2. A brief history of entrepreneurship in Tampa Bay

    2001 Wikipedi a What is now the biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet is founded in St. Petersburg by Jimmy Wales , left. Moved to California in 2006 in search of a greater geek culture. 2002
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

  3. SEC's Mike Slive focused on future after big changes

    SEC Commissioner Mike Slive says he is focused on the future. / AP BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mike Slive sprawls in a comfy arm chair, propping his feet on a coffee table between one massive tome on Winston Churchill and an even thicker "Encyclopedia of Southern Culture."
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Journal News

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  1. In a statement on Wednesday, Rowling said even though she loved fan sites, she hoped to write "the definitive Harry Potter encyclopedia, which will include all the material that never made it into the novels" and donate the proceeds to charity.
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: JK Rowling Source: Reuters

  2. "He twice read the Encyclopedia Britannica from cover to cover, from A to Z," Reid added. "He was the only American to earn his law degree while serving as a member of Congress."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: The Associated Press

  3. "If there's going to be a free encyclopedia, I'd like there to be a better free encyclopedia," says Sanger, 38, who has a doctorate in philosophy and speaks slowly, as if cautiously choosing every word.
    on Mar 27, 2007 By: Larry Sanger Source: Hindu

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