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Meaning of COMPENDIUM

Pronunciation:  kum'pendeeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
  2. [n]  a publication containing a variety of works
 

COMPENDIUM is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: collection
 
 See Also: anthology, archives, compilation, digest, publication, summary

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com*pen"di*um\, n.; pl. E. {Compendiums}, L.
{Compendia}. [L. compendium that which is weighed, saved, or
shortened, a short way, fr. compendere to weigh; com- +
pendere to weigh. See {Pension}, and cf. {Compend}.]
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.

      A short system or compendium of a science. --I. Watts.

Syn: See {Abridgment}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgment, abstract, Baedeker, brief, capsule, compend, condensation, condensed version, conspectus, digest, draft, enchiridion, epitome, guide, guidebook, head, manual, outline, overview, pandect, precis, review, rubric, shortened version, skeleton, sketch, survey, syllabus, synopsis, thumbnail sketch, topical outline, vade mecum
 

 

 

 

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