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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world;
[syn: encyclical, encyclical letter]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. intended for wide distribution;
- Example: "an encyclical letter"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

distributed \distributed\ adj. 1. spread from a central location to multiple points or recipients. Opposite of concentrated. [Narrower terms: apportioned, dealt out, doled out, meted out, parceled out; diffuse, diffused; dispensed; dispersed, spread; divided, divided up, shared, shared out on the basis of a plan or purpose); encyclical; rationed; scattered, widespread; sparse, thin; unfocused, unfocussed] Also See: distributive. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. spread among a variety of securities; -- of investments. Syn: diversified. [WordNet 1.5] Distributing to the necessity of saints. --Rom. xii. 13. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Encyclic \En*cyc"lic\, Encyclical \En*cyc"li*cal\, n. An encyclical letter, esp. one from a pope. --Shipley. Encyclopedia
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Encyclic \En*cyc"lic\, Encyclical \En*cyc"li*cal\, a. [L. encyclios of a circle, general, Gr. ?; ? in + ? circle: cf. F. encyclique. See Cycle.] Sent to many persons or places; intended for many, or for a whole order of men; general; circular; as, an encyclical letter of a council, of a bishop, or the pope. Encyclic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

encyclical adj 1: intended for wide distribution; "an encyclical letter" n 1: a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world [syn: encyclical, encyclical letter]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "encyclical": Pastoral Epistle, aerogram, air letter, airgraph, announcement, annunciation, billet-doux, bull, bulletin board, chain letter, circular, communique, dead letter, declaration, dimissorial, dimissory letter, drop letter, edict, enunciation, fan letter, form letter, letter of credit, letter of introduction, letters credential, letters of marque, letters of request, letters overt, letters patent, letters rogatory, love letter, manifesto, monitory, newsletter, nixie, notice, notification, open letter, pastoral letter, poison-pen letter, position paper, proclamation, program, programma, pronouncement, pronunciamento, public notice, report, round robin, statement, ukase, white book, white paper