encyclopedic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or attribute of an encyclopedia.
    • Adopting many subjects; comprehensive: "an ignorance very nearly as encyclopedic as his erudition” ( William James).
    • Of or concerning the characteristics of an encyclopedia; concerning all subjects, having comprehensive information or understanding.
    • associated with or containing encyclopedic information in place of just linguistic or lexical information; about details and principles, and not only a word or term; including correct brands, biographical and geographical information and illustrations.
    • with respect to, or associated with nature of, an encyclopedia; broad in range or content; embracing an array of topics.
    • wide in range or content
    • Of, regarding, or feature of an encyclopedia.
    • Embracing many subjects; comprehensive: "an ignorance virtually as encyclopedic as their erudition” ( William James).
    • Of or concerning the faculties of an encyclopedia; concerning all subjects, having extensive information or knowledge.
    • associated with or containing encyclopedic information rather than just linguistic or lexical information; about realities and principles, and not just a word or term; including correct names, biographical and geographical information and pictures.
    • regarding, or of nature of, an encyclopedia; broad in scope or content; embracing an array of topics.
    • wide in scope or material
    • Of, regarding, or feature of an encyclopedia.
    • Embracing many subjects; extensive: "an ignorance almost as encyclopedic as their erudition” ( William James).
    • Of or concerning the qualities of an encyclopedia; regarding all subjects, having extensive information or understanding.
    • concerning or containing encyclopedic information in place of only linguistic or lexical information; about realities and principles, and not just a word or term; including appropriate names, biographical and geographical information and pictures.
    • with respect to, or of the nature of, an encyclopedia; broad in scope or content; embracing an array of topics.
    • wide in scope or material
  • others:
    • Pertaining to or associated with nature of an encyclopedia; concerning all limbs of knowledge.
    • having wide and diverse information; specifically, possessing an extensive but fragmentary knowledge of realities without a comprehensive comprehension of principles.
    • regarding or regarding the nature of an encyclopedia; relating to all limbs of knowledge.
    • Possessing broad and diverse information; especially, possessing an extensive but fragmentary knowledge of details in the place of an extensive understanding of maxims.
    • related to or associated with the nature of an encyclopedia; concerning all branches of real information.
    • having large and varied information; especially, possessing an extensive but fragmentary knowledge of details instead of an extensive understanding of principles.

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