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CYCLOPÆDIA , or ENCYCLOPÆDIA , in modern usage a work professing to give information in regard to the whole circle of human knowledge, or in regard to everything included within some particular scientific or conventional division of it. The character of such works has of necessity varied from generation to generation, with changing conceptions of the scope and value of our knowledge and of the mutual relations of one department with another.

Between 1768 and 1771 there appeared at Edinburgh in 3 vols. 4to the first edition of the “Encyclopædia Britannica,” which was from the beginning a kind of compromise between the alphabetical and the scientific distribution of subjects. Colin Macfarquhar, Andrew Bell, and William Smellie share the credit of the plan. Biographical and historical articles were first introduced in the 2d edition (10 vols. 4to 1776-1784). It was revised in 1907.

An attempt to remedy the defect of protracted production has frequently led to the issue of supplemental volumes, planned so as to bring up the earlier articles to the same level as the later articles, in more than one instance, notably that of Brockhaus' and Meyer's “Konversations-Lexikon” and the New International Year Book.

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CYCLOPÆDIA , or ENCYCLOPÆDIA , in modern usage a work professing to give information in regard to the whole circle of human knowledge, or in regard to everything included within some particular scientific or conventional division of it. The character of such works has of necessity varied from generation to generation, with changing conceptions of the scope and value of our knowledge and of the mutual relations of one department with another.

Between 1768 and 1771 there appeared at Edinburgh in 3 vols. 4to the first edition of the “Encyclopædia Britannica,” which was from the beginning a kind of compromise between the alphabetical and the scientific distribution of subjects. Colin Macfarquhar, Andrew Bell, and William Smellie share the credit of the plan. Biographical and historical articles were first introduced in the 2d edition (10 vols. 4to 1776-1784). It was revised in 1907.

An attempt to remedy the defect of protracted production has frequently led to the issue of supplemental volumes, planned so as to bring up the earlier articles to the same level as the later articles, in more than one instance, notably that of Brockhaus' and Meyer's “Konversations-Lexikon” and the New International Year Book.


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