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[[Image:Chambers Cyclopaedia 1728.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Ephraim Chambers]] ''CyclopaediaCyclopædia'' (1728).]]
[[Image:Table of Trigonometry, Cyclopaedia, Volume 2.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Table of [[Trigonometry]], 1728 ''CyclopaediaCyclopædia''.]]
'''''Cyclopædia: or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences''''' (two volumes in [[Book size|folio]]) was an [[encyclopedia]] published by [[Ephraim Chambers]] in [[London]] in 1728, and reprinted in numerous editions in the eighteenth century. The ''Cyclopaedia'' was one of the first general encyclopedias to be produced in English.
The 1728 subtitle gives a summary of the aims of the author:
 
:''CyclopaediaCyclopædia, or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: Containing the Definitions of the Terms, and Accounts of the Things Signify'd Thereby, in the Several Arts, both Liberal and Mechanical, and the Several Sciences, Human and Divine: the Figures, Kinds, Properties, Productions, Preparations, and Uses, of Things Natural and Artificial; the Rise, Progress, and State of Things Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, and Commercial: with the Several Systems, Sects, Opinions, etc; among Philosophers, Divines, Mathematicians, Physicians, Antiquaries, Criticks, etc.: The Whole Intended as a Course of Ancient and Modern Learning.''
 
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