compendium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n compendium a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
    • n compendium a publication containing a variety of works
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Compendium 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n compendium A brief compilation or composition containing the principal heads of a larger work or system, or the general principles or leading points of a subject; an abridgment; a summary; an epitome. Also compend.
    • n compendium Synonyms Epitome, Abstract, etc. See abridgment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Compendium a shortening or abridgment: a book or treatise containing the substance of a larger one: an epitome: an abstract
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. compendium, what is weighed together, or saved (opp. to dispendium)—com, together, pendĕre, to weigh.

Usage

In literature:

Compendium of Philosophy (London, 1910).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
And the following brief compendium of Spanish war mention from a few of the leading press of the country is good reading.
"Shadow and Light" by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
And yet this is one of the greatest perils that can befall anybody, for it may be a compendium of all the others.
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
DIANA (ANTONINUS) COMPENDIUM RESOLUTIONEM MORALIUM.
"Notes and Queries, Number 82, May 24, 1851" by Various
This admirable region is a compendium of the general physiognomy of England.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
DIANA (ANTONINUS) COMPENDIUM RESOLUTIONEM MORALIUM.
"Notes and Queries, Number 81, May 17, 1851" by Various
Never was there such a succinct and complete compendium of political belief.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
There was a moment's hesitation, and the lady, with a smile, added, 'Oh, ardently expected one, you are a compendium of the seven excellences!
"Orientations" by William Somerset Maugham
What work, accessible to ordinary readers, supplies the best compendium of what is known on this subject?
"Notes and Queries, Number 235, April 29, 1854" by Various
SACRED HISTORY, with a Compendium of Ecclesiastical History, from the Death of Christ to the Accession of Constantine.
"Notes and Queries, Number 238, May 20, 1854" by Various
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In news:

Well researched, intimate and beautifully crafted, The Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family, and Love (University of Texas Press, $39.95) by Scott Roberts and Jessica Dupuy is as much storybook as recipe compendium.
The International Istanbul Music Festival is a stunning compendium of Western hipness, symbol to the city's citizens of its rebirth as a secular culture capital.
New Compendium Reflects Bolivia's Incredible Biodiversity .
Well researched, intimate and beautifully crafted, The Salt Lick Cookbook : A Story of Land, Family, and Love (University of Texas Press, $39.95) by Scott Roberts and Jessica Dupuy is as much storybook as recipe compendium.
'Iron Fists' feels like vanity project as well as earnest compendium of combat pieces.
GameBoy Wrist, Ointment Fumes , and Coyote Bites: A Compendium of Atheletes' Obscure Injuries.
Her wry, funny Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them (Harper, $13.99) is a compendium of tips and cautions on subjects including: why friends don't let friends dress like The Crow.
Motorboating Cop, Hot Dog Hooker & More – TRUE CRIME COMPENDIUM.
Click on the jump to enter the Compendium.
35) is more of a compendium about technique and sauce-making (with 140 recipes) than a book of dishes.
The author of Schott's Original Miscellany, a noted compendium of lists, shows you how.
Rural Legislative Issues - 2007 Legislative Compendium.
Rural Legislative Issues - 2005 Legislative Compendium.
A compendium of '60s comics finally emerges more than 30 years late.
Jax Mag is here to help, with a Christmastime compendium of First Coast holiday happenings, delicious eats, crafty creations and much, much more.
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In science:

Sketches of an elephant: a topos theory compendium.
A Unified Approach to Algebraic Set Theory
Sketches of an elephant: a topos theory compendium.
A Unified Approach to Algebraic Set Theory
Four representative sets of GC scale-radius data are shown in figure 5: GCs in the supergiant elliptical M87 (Madrid et al. 2009), the giant Sa disc galaxy M104 (Harris et al. 2009), a compendium of GCs in nearby dwarf ellipticals (dEs, Georgiev et al. 2008) and the Milky Way clusters (data from Harris 1996).
Massive star clusters in galaxies
IV. A compendium of metric theories of gravity and their post-Newtonian limits,” W.-T.
Resource Letter PTG-1: Precision Tests of Gravity
Leggett, “Aspect experiment,” in Compendium of Quantum Physics (D.
Fundamental quantum optics experiments conceivable with satellites -- reaching relativistic distances and velocities
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