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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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  • Knowledge - definition of knowledge by The Free Dictionary
    Synonyms: knowledge, information, learning, erudition, scholarship, lore 1 These nouns refer to what is known, as through study or experience Knowledge is the broadest: "Science is organized knowledge" (Herbert Spencer) Information often implies a collection of facts and data: "A man's judgment cannot be better than the information on which he has based it" (Arthur Hays Sulzberger)
  • Reference - definition of reference by The Free Dictionary
    1 To supply (a text) with references: The author hadn't adequately referenced the third chapter, so the copyeditor suggested adding more citations This article is thoroughly referenced with up-to-date sources
  • Mirror - Wikipedia
    A mirror is an object that reflects light in such a way that, for incident light in some range of wavelengths, the reflected light preserves many or most of the detailed physical characteristics of the original light, called specular reflection This is different from other light-reflecting objects that do not preserve much of the original wave signal other than color and diffuse reflected
  • Pendulum - Wikipedia
    Simple gravity pendulum The simple gravity pendulum is an idealized mathematical model of a pendulum This is a weight (or bob) on the end of a massless cord suspended from a pivot, without friction When given an initial push, it will swing back and forth at a constant amplitude Real pendulums are subject to friction and air drag, so the amplitude of their swings declines

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