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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plural of compendium.

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  • n. Plural form of compendium.

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Examples

  • In the nineteenth century homiletics took its place as a branch of pastoral theology, and many manuals have been written thereon, for instance, in German, compendia by Brand, Laberenz,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • St. Augustine (d. 430) are an inexhaustible mine, yet he has written one or two works, as the "De fide et symbolo" and the "Enchiridium", which may justly be called compendia of dogmatic and moral theology.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Medicare is obligated to pay for off-label use of cancer drugs that are listed in references known as compendia, such as the one published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an organization of major cancer hospitals.

    NYT > Global Home

  • Medicare contractors consult lists of scientifically reviewed drugs, called compendia, to determine whether to cover drugs for off-label use.

    Vail Daily - Top Stories

  • They say it contained rhinoceros horns encrusted with rubies, astronomical compendia and sundials, an amulet made from toads, arsenic, pearls, emeralds, and medicinal herbs.

    The Memory Palace

  • Whereas Lockup: Raw and Lockup: World Tour bounce from prison to prison, hectic compendia of horrors and enlightenments, Extended Stay digs in for months at a time in one location.

    Prison Porn

  • These works often convey considerable human emotion as well, especially those pieces inspired by themes taken not from the Bible but from such popular compendia of saintly lore as Jacobus de Voragine's "The Golden Legend," compiled in the late 13th century.

    Giving Physical Form to Faith

  • If this were not enough, it can serve much more data than that because it also calculates new data from many of the raw data that appeared in economic time series, factbooks, yearbooks, encyclopedias, almanacs, directories and a large variety of statistical compendia.

    Dr. Peter Jacso Reviews Wolfram Alpha in His Final Gale.com Review « ResourceShelf

  • It asked U.S. foreign services officers to collect foreign officials '"numbers of telephones, cell phones, pagers and faxes; compendia of contact information, such as telephone directories ... e-mail listings; internet and intranet' handles, 'internet e-mail addresses, web site identification-URLs; credit card account numbers; frequent flyer account numbers; work schedules, and other relevant biographical information. "

    Former State Department intelligence chief says spy orders unprecedented

  • It asked U.S. foreign services officers to collect foreign officials' "numbers of telephones, cell phones, pagers and faxes; compendia of contact information, such as telephone directories ... e-mail listings; internet and intranet 'handles,' internet e-mail addresses, web site identification-URLs; credit card account numbers; frequent flyer account numbers; work schedules, and other relevant biographical information."

    Former State Department intelligence chief says spy orders unprecedented

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