1. a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
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How To Use encyclopaedist In A Sentence

  • It was the epoch of the salons, of the philosophers and encyclopaedists, of a brilliant society whose decadence was hidden in a garb of seductive gaiety, its egotism and materialism in a magnificent apparelling of wit and learning. George Selwyn: His Letters and His Life
  • Whilst the encyclopaedist might hope to encompass all within a carefully related and indexed space, the dictionary maker aspires to the more seductive task of defining principal concepts and ideas.
  • His tendency is exactly that of an eighteenth-century encyclopaedist or of a Dutch painter: the world is finite, the world is full of numerable and contiguous objects.
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