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Definition of encyclopedia noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

encyclopedia

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NAmE//ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpidiə//
 
 
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a book or set of books giving information about all areas of knowledge or about different areas of one particular subject, usually arranged in alphabetical order; a similar collection of information on a CD-ROM or on the Internet a children's encyclopedia an encyclopedia of music
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: encyclopedia

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