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- The quality or state of being encyclopedic.
2000, Henri Béjoint, Modern Lexicography::
- 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:
- A strict dichotomy between dictionaries and encyclopedias is arguably untenable. For this reason, a cline of encyclopedicity can be proposed.
quality or state of being encyclopaedic