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Cyclopedia \Cy`clo*pe"di*a\ Cyclopaedia
\Cy`clo*p[ae]"di*a\(s?`kl?-p?"d?-?), n. [NL., from Gr. ky`klos
circle paidei`a the bringing up of a child, education,
erudition, fr. paidey`ein to bring up a child. See {Cycle},
and cf. {Encyclopedia}, {Pedagogue}.]
1. The circle or compass of the arts and sciences
(originally, of the seven so-called liberal arts and
sciences); circle of human knowledge.
[1913 Webster]

2. Hence: A work containing, in alphabetical order,
information in all departments of knowledge, or on a
particular department or branch; as, a cyclopedia of the
physical sciences, or of mechanics; an encyclopedia. See

n 1: a reference work (often in several volumes) containing
articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical
order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or
with some particular specialty [synonym: {encyclopedia},
{cyclopedia}, {encyclopaedia}, {cyclopaedia}]

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  • Reference - definition of reference by The Free Dictionary
    Usage Note: Though originally a noun, reference is often used as a transitive verb meaning "to supply (a book, article, or other work) with references " People also use the verb to mean "To cite as a reference" or simply "To mention or allude to " Though some traditionalists oppose these latter two uses of reference, the usage is most widely accepted when the context involves actual citing of
  • Pendulum - Wikipedia
    In 1656 the Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens built the first pendulum clock This was a great improvement over existing mechanical clocks; their best accuracy was improved from around 15 minutes deviation a day to around 15 seconds a day Pendulums spread over Europe as existing clocks were retrofitted with them The English scientist Robert Hooke studied the conical pendulum around 1666

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