Definition of Encyclopedia V2

Encyclopedia. This word signifies chain of knowledge ; it is composed of the Greek preposition ἐν , in , and the nouns κύκλος , circle , and παιδεία , knowledge .

Indeed, the purpose of an encyclopedia is to collect knowledge disseminated around the globe; to set forth its general system to the men with whom we live, and transmit it to those who will come after us, so that the work of preceding centuries will not become useless to the centuries to come; and so that our offspring, becoming better instructed, will at the same time become more virtuous and happy, and that we should not die without having rendered a service to the human race.


Another translation of the introduction to the article on Encyclopedie.

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Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book Chapter:  Diderot, Denis (1755), Encyclopédie, Vol. 5 (1755), pp. 635–648A, Paris, Retrieved on 2011-05-30
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    31 MAY 2011

     Two Definitions of "Encyclopedia"

    Definition of the Encyclopedia > Comparison > Definition of Encyclopedia V2
    The differences between these two definitions are minor in their wording, prompting reflection as to which statement is more enlightening.
    Folksonomies: encyclopedia semantics
    Folksonomies: encyclopedia semantics