The Encyclopedists

The Encyclopedists
Encyclopedist En*cy`clo*pe"dist, n. [Cf. F. encyclop['e]diste.] The compiler of an encyclopedia, or one who assists in such compilation; also, one whose knowledge embraces the whole range of the sciences. [1913 Webster]

{The Encyclopedists}, the writers of the great French encyclopedia which appeared in 1751-1772. The editors were Diderot and D'Alembert. Among the contributors were Voltaire and Rousseau. [1913 Webster]

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