|Cactus or, enciclopedia|
Although both the world have the same meaning, people search more about enciclopedia than encyclopedia. The first one is an Italian word which indicates something like a repository of word, like a realm of information inside a book.
Difference Between Dictionary and Encyclopedia
The main difference is the elaboration of ideas. Dictionary indicates the meanings with other words and sometimes with a short note. But encyclopedia can gives you descriptive information about a particular topics, place, books, theatre or, anything else.
Size and Volume
It may contain one or more volumes- an encyclopedia have 118 volume, the largest in the world. Think about wikipedia you generally use it to find so many unknown terms. Its a digital form of encyclopedia. It may be large or may be comparatively smaller.
People belive that modern form of todays enciclopedia is developed from dictionaries. First century AD was the time when people create the form of encyclopedia for the first time.