Definition of encyclopedism in English:

encyclopedism

(also encyclopaedism)

noun

mass noun
  • Comprehensive learning or knowledge.

    • ‘The disc is a triumph of the sound bite - and it captures the spirit of our channel-surfing age far better than the other version's hopelessly eighteenth-century aspirations to encyclopedism.’
    • ‘With their pileup of evidence, the encyclopedism gives the illusion (and it is an illusion really) that all elements of a given society and culture have been covered.’

Pronunciation

encyclopedism

/ɛnˌsʌɪklə(ʊ)ˈpiːdɪz(ə)m//ɪnˌsʌɪklə(ʊ)ˈpiːdɪz(ə)m/