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Meg liked his quiet manners and considered him a walking encyclopedia of useful knowledge. Louisa May Alcott Little Women (1869)He literally blew the dust off an old medical encyclopedia to discover what my allergy was. The Sun (2010)You get a little understanding of this process when you remember the last time you looked at a medical encyclopedia. Vera Peiffer POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)One example of the "open source" phenomenon is the successful online encyclopedia known as Wikipedia. Christianity Today (2000)Bosses at the nation's domestic intelligence agency asked the online encyclopedia to erase the piece. The Sun (2013)They were playing chess, another one was reading an encyclopedia. The Sun (2013)Why an encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible? Times, Sunday Times (2012) Reading this encyclopedia is like looking at a landscape you know (or thought you knew) in a distorting mirror. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)

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Translations for 'encyclopedia'

British English: encyclopedia NOUN
An encyclopedia is a book or a set of books containing facts about many different subjects.

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