Definition of micropaedia in English:

micropaedia

noun

  • A section of the 15th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica (published in 1974) in which information is presented in a condensed form.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Daily Telegraph. From micro- + ancient Greek παιδεία education, learning, after encyclopaedia.

Pronunciation

micropaedia

/ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˈpiːdɪə/