encyclopedic encyclopedic  /ɪn ˌsaɪ klə ˈpi dɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) broad in scope or content

Usage(s):

  1. The prim, as well as the encyclopedic, arrogance of Stephen Daedalus offered an easily adaptable pose for the restless young journalist.
  2. Though the title may lead you to expect an encyclopedic format, Robbins chooses instead to work chronologically, with each chapter equaling approximately one decade.
  3. Yet McNally's greatest asset is not his inside gossip but his encyclopedic knowledge of the '60s counterculture.

News

  1. Enjoy three nerdy discussions on human behavior, bacteria and superheroes

    The root of being nerdy is not pop-culture minutiae cataloged by an encyclopedic mind; it’s the satisfaction of discovering more information about a subject that sincerely intrigues you.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

  2. Lisa Harlow one of the great builders for women's football in Atlantic Canada

    To Lisa Harlow, football is more than just a sport; it is her life’s work. Employing great organizational skills and insight, Harlow is one of the most fascinating figures in the game. She brings an encyclopedic knowledge of the game while working as president of Football New Brunswick to ensure the foundation is laid for the next generation of football stars. Merely 28 years old, Harlow is in ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "Stephen has such encyclopedic knowledge and I figured using himself as the foundation of a character like that, there was no question he could do this every day," says Stewart. "He was just ready. He wears that character so perfectly."
    on Jun 9, 2006 By: Jon Stewart Source: News1130

  2. "I was just very impressed with the range of his knowledge and he had an almost encyclopedic feel for anything that came up," Meacham said. "As we think about ways to both inform and surprise readers of the magazine, the notion of having him...
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Jon Meacham Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. Fellow North Dakota Democrat Kent Conrad says Byrd had "an encyclopedic knowledge" of Senate procedure, and his knowledge and spirit will be missed.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Kent Conrad Source: Ct Post

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