encyclopedicity

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Etymology[edit]

encyclopaedic +‎ -ity

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛnˌsaɪk.ləʊˈpiːˌdɪs.ɪ.ti/

Noun[edit]

encyclopedicity (uncountable)

  1. The quality or state of being encyclopedic.
    • 2000, Henri Béjoint, Modern Lexicography:[1]:
      The encyclopedicity of American dictionaries ranges from the inclusion of proper names (W3 being one of the exceptions) to encyclopedic-type definitions, through encyclopedic sections in some entries or special appendices.
    • 2003, R. R. K. Hartmann, Lexicography[2]:
      A strict dichotomy between dictionaries and encyclopedias is arguably untenable. For this reason, a cline of encyclopedicity can be proposed.

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