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Compendium

Compendium

/kəmˈpɛn di əm/
noun, singular
plural – compendiums or compendia

 

Derived forms

adj. compendious
adj. compendial

Definition

1. Short summary of a bigger issue or work.
2. Collection or list of items; an inventory.

Synonyms

summary, abridgment, digest, anthology, almanac, synopsis

Antonyms

unabridgment

Word origin

From Latin ‘compendium,’ a shortening. In Latin, the word itself was formed from com- (together) and pendere (to weigh). As in, something weighed together.

Examples of sentences containing ‘compendium’

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