[en-sahy-kluh-pee-dik] /ɛnˌsaɪ kləˈpi dɪk/

pertaining to or of the nature of an ; relating to all branches of knowledge.
comprehending a wide variety of information; comprehensive:
an encyclopedic memory.
of, characteristic of, or relating to an encyclopedia
covering a wide range of knowledge; comprehensive

1824, from encyclopedia + -ic.


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