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See also: encyclopaedian



encyclopædia +‎ -an


encyclopædian (not comparable)

  1. Archaic form of encyclopedian.
    • 1910, author incertain in Alaska Reports, page 488:
      Even the writers of encyclopædian articles have, after devoting much space to the elements of civilization as it has been in the past is now viewed by man, balk at a definition and gracefully end their dissertation with the observation that it is an open question.


encyclopædian (plural encyclopædians)

  1. Archaic form of encyclopedian.
    • 1904, Luise Mühlbach, Frederick the Great and his Family[1], page 124:
      is not my friend the encyclopædian, regarded as a transgressor, and a high traitor because he uses the undoubted right of free thought, does not blindly believe, but looks abroad with open eyes and a clear intellect?