Definition of Encyclopedia:

  1. Single or multi-volume publication that contains accumulated and authoritative knowledge on one subject (such as an encyclopedia of architecture or music), a few related subjects (such as an encyclopedia of arts or engineering), or a wide variety of subjects arranged alphabetically (such as the Encyclopedia Britannica). Also spelled as encyclopaedia.

  2. A book or set of books giving information on many subjects or on many aspects of one subject and typically arranged alphabetically.

Synonyms of Encyclopedia

Atlas, Bibliography, Body of knowledge, Body of learning, Calendar, Casebook, Catalog, Catalogue raisonne, City directory, Classified catalog, Concordance, Cyclopedia, Diatesseron, Dictionary catalog, Directory, Gazetteer, Harmony, Index, Literature, Lore, Materials, Phone book, Polyglot, Publications, Record book, Reference book, Source book, Store of knowledge, Studbook, System of knowledge, Telephone book, Telephone directory, Treasury of information, Work of reference

How to use Encyclopedia in a sentence?

  1. Even though they can be considered out dated in todays world an encyclopedia can still give you the information you need.
  2. If you are unable to find a biography, check an encyclopedia or reference book at your library.
  3. The high school student used an encyclopedia to look up different topics for his important research paper due next week.
  4. Today most of the knowledge the world has to offer can be quickly found on the internet but twenty years ago people would use an encyclopedia .

Meaning of Encyclopedia & Encyclopedia Definition