Encyclopedia

From Encyc
Revision as of 22:18, 15 August 2021 by Tom (talk | contribs) (Reverted edits by Return (talk) to last revision by Auggie)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

An encyclopedia is a collection of knowledge. Often, in an encyclopedia, there is an article related to events, things, social facts, social phenomenon, science topics, and so forth. Encyclopedias can cover a large array of knowledge.

Historically, most encyclopedias were printed on paper. Today, most are on the internet, though there are a few that still print physical copies or distribute digital media. The terms "internet encyclopedia" and "online encyclopedia" refer to any modern encyclopedia that can be found online.

Etymology[edit]

encyclopedia (n.) 1530s, "course of instruction," from Modern Latin encyclopaedia (c.1500), thought to be a false reading by Latin authors of Greek enkyklios paideia taken as "general education," but literally "training in a circle," i.e. the "circle" of arts and sciences, the essentials of a liberal education; from enkyklios "circular," also "general" (from en "in" + kyklos "circle") + paideia "education, child-rearing," from pais (genitive paidos) "child" (see pedo-).

Modern sense of "reference work arranged alphabetically" is from 1640s, often applied specifically to the French "Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts, et des Métiers" (1751-65). [1]

Print[edit]

Online[edit]

Note[edit]

See also[edit]