Reference means someone or something which is a source of information about a subject.
(Archaic) The circle or compass of the arts and sciences (originally, of the seven so-called liberal arts and sciences); circle of human knowledge.
A documentary, memorial, or historical book published every year, containing information about the previous year.
The definition of a compilation is a collection of different things, or the act of gathering and putting together things.
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Find another word for encyclopedia. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for encyclopedia, like: book of facts, dictionary, cyclopedia, reference, cyclopaedia, Encylopaedia, encyclopaedia, reference-book, book of knowledge, almanac and yearbook.