One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who writes, edits, or contributes to an encyclopedia.
- ‘As early as 1748 the Dutch journalist and encyclopedist Egbert Buys reflected on the complexities involved.’
- ‘The subject also attracted numerous cosmographers, geographers, encyclopedists and writers of belle letters.’
- ‘The same argument was taken up again by the encyclopedist Denis Diderot in 1763, after he was commissioned by the Paris Book Guild to write a Letter on the Book Trade.’
- ‘He was one of those encyclopedists who seemed to excel at everything: He studied medicine, chemistry, natural history, and geology, and he was the first to recognize the volcanic nature of the Auvergne area.’
- ‘Pliny the Elder, the Roman encyclopedist, listed a number of such techniques in his Historial Naturalis.’
- ‘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.’
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