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cyclopaedia XVII. Clipped form of ENCYCLOPAEDIA (in Gr. form in the title of ‘Lucubrationes vel potius absolutissime κυκλοπαιδείἁ by Joachim Fortius Ringelbergius, 1541). As the title of an English work it appears first in Ephraim Chambers's ‘Cyclopædia, or General Dictionary of Arts and Sciences’ (1728).