Definition of Compendium

1. Noun. A publication containing a variety of works.

Exact synonyms: Collection
Generic synonyms: Publication
Specialized synonyms: Anthology, Archives, Compilation, Digest



2. Noun. A concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work.
Generic synonyms: Sum-up, Summary
Derivative terms: Compendious

Definition of Compendium

1. n. A brief compilation or composition, containing the principal heads, or general principles, of a larger work or system; an abridgment; an epitome; a compend; a condensed summary.

Definition of Compendium

1. Noun. A short, complete summary; an abstract. ¹

2. Noun. A list or collection of various items. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compendium

1. [n -DIA or -DIUMS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compendium

compellations
compellative
compellatives
compellatory
compelled
compeller
compellers
compelling
compellingly
compels
compend
compendia
compendious
compendiously
compendiousness
compendium (current term)
compendiums
compends
compenetrate
compensability
compensable
compensably
compensatable
compensate
compensated
compensated acidosis
compensated alkalosis
compensated glaucoma
compensated metabolic alkalosis
compensated respiratory acidosis

Literary usage of Compendium

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"THE surgeon who, at the present day, undertakes to supply either student or practitioner with a " complete " compendium of the science and art of surgery is ..."

2. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1908)
"There is no case in which all the available sources of the compendium unite in giving a variant that may not be found in our manuscripts of Catullus. ..."

3. Access EPA: Public Information Tools (1994)
"The compendium is updated periodically by the Superfund and Enforcement Program ... The Update supplements the compendium by listing the OERR and ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1838)
"A Brief compendium of Arithmetic. By BENJAMIN SNOWDEN. ... for the clear, concise, a/id practical form of this compendium testify as much. ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1819)
"... the compendium of Staffordshire.—Buxton baths; crescent built by the late Duke of Devonshire in 1785 and 1786; ..."

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