Encyclopaedia - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ənˌsaɪkləˈpiːdiə|
Brit.  |ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdɪə|

noun

- a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty (syn: cyclopaedia, cyclopedia, encyclopedia)

Examples

Oxford junior encyclopaedia

See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman