of or like an encyclopedia; esp., giving information about many subjects; comprehensive in scope
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of an encyclopedia.
- Embracing many subjects; comprehensive: “an ignorance almost as encyclopedic as his erudition” (William James).
(comparative more encyclopedic, superlative most encyclopedic)
- Of or relating to the characteristics of an encyclopedia; concerning all subjects, having comprehensive information or knowledge.
- (lexicography) Relating to or containing encyclopedic information rather than only linguistic or lexical information; about facts and concepts, and not only a word or term; including proper names, biographical and geographical information and illustrations.
1824, encyclopedia + -ic.