from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Universal (complete) knowledge or a system of such universal knowledge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Universal wisdom; esp., a system of universal knowledge proposed by Comenius (1592 -- 1671), a Moravian educator.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Universal wisdom or knowledge.
German philosophers made ready to seize upon it with huge mental biceps and labor to incorporate it beneficently into the Teuton pansophy.
Next in importance to pansophy or encyclopædism, and closely connected with it, is the principle that a knowledge of words and of things should go hand in hand.
I can just picture Coldplay fans all around the world twistin ` and turnin ` the CD cover ` bout and puttin ` it under a magnifying glass just to glean an inner sanctum of pansophy from the cardboard.