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.

(En*cyst") v. t. To inclose in a cyst.

(En`cys*ta"tion) n. Encystment.

(En*cyst"ed) a. Inclosed in a cyst, or a sac, bladder, or vesicle; as, an encysted tumor.

The encysted venom, or poison bag, beneath the adder's fang.

(En*cyst"ment) n.

1. (Biol.) A process which, among some of the lower forms of life, precedes reproduction by budding, fission, spore formation, etc.

The animal (a) first contracts its body to a globular mass (b) and then secretes a transparent cyst after which the mass divides into two or more parts (as in d e), each of which attains freedom by the bursting of the cyst, and becomes an individual animal.

2. (Zoöl.) A process by which many internal parasites, esp. in their larval states, become inclosed within a cyst in the muscles, liver, etc. See Trichina.

(End) n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. ände, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. &radic208. Cf. Ante-, Anti-, Answer.]

1. The extreme or last point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise (the extremity of breadth being side); hence, extremity, in general; the concluding part; termination; close; limit; as, the end of a field, line, pole, road; the end of a year, of a discourse; put an end to pain; — opposed to beginning, when used of anything having a first part.

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.
Eccl. vii. 8.

2. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.

My guilt be on my head, and there an end.

O that a man might know
The end of this day's business ere it come!

of knowledge; esp., a work in which the various branches of science or art are discussed separately, and usually in alphabetical order; a cyclopedia.

(En*cy`clo*pe*di"a*cal) a. Encyclopedic.

(En*cy`clo*pe"di*an) a. Embracing the whole circle of learning, or a wide range of subjects.

(En*cy`clo*ped"ic En*cy`clo*ped"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. encyclopédique.] Pertaining to, or of the nature of, an encyclopedia; embracing a wide range of subjects.

(En*cy`clo*pe"dism) n. The art of writing or compiling encyclopedias; also, possession of the whole range of knowledge; encyclopedic learning.

(En*cy`clo*pe"dist) n. [Cf. F. encyclopédiste.] The compiler of an encyclopedia, or one who assists in such compilation; also, one whose knowledge embraces the whole range of the sciences.

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