a person who compiles or helps compile an encyclopedia
the writers of the French Encyclopedia (1751-72) edited by Diderot and d'Alembert, which contained the advanced ideas of the period
- A person who writes for or compiles an encyclopedia.
- Encyclopedist One of the writers of the French Encyclopédie (1751–1772), including its editors, Diderot and d'Alembert.
- A member of a group of French authors who collaborated in the 18th century in the production of the Encyclopédie, under the direction of Denis Diderot.
- A person helping to write an encyclopedia.
encyclopedia + -ist