Cyclopean

Cy`clo*pe"an

(s?`kl?-p?"an), a. [L. Cyclopeus, Gr. , fr. Cyclops: cf. F. cyclopeen.] Pertaining to the Cyclops; characteristic of the Cyclops; huge; gigantic; vast and rough; massive; as, Cyclopean labors; Cyclopean architecture.
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Cy`clo*pe"di*a

Cy`clo*p"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.] The circle or compass of the arts and sciences (originally, of the seven so-called liberal arts and sciences); circle of human knowledge. 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. See Encyclopedia.
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