American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short, complete summary; an abstract.
- n. A list or collection of various items.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. Synonyms Epitome, Abstract, etc. See abridgment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. a publication containing a variety of works
- n. a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
- From the Latin compendium ("that which is weighed together”; “a sparing”, “a saving”, “an abbreviation"), from com- ("with") + pendō ("I weigh"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, a shortening, from compendere, to weigh together : com-, com- + pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I pray that this compendium is not complete, because it appears that the U.S. only launched 15 rockets last year.”
“The compendium is a sampling of the abundance and variety of collections available for use.”
“A short compendium from the “Toward a New Literacy of Cooperation” course at Stanford, Winter 2005.”
“While not new to publishing (release in 1996), this book is a necessary swear word compendium for any English lover.”
“The latest, Up the Bright River, is a 120,000 word compendium of short stories that show off the many worlds Farmer created and worked in, including the first appearance of the last three Riverworld tales in a Farmer collection.”
“The compendium is a collection of published and unpublished works of researchers in the different institutions in the Cordillera.”
“Due to the variety of topics covered, the book has been characterized as a compendium or a “philosophical encyclopedia in miniature””
“It would be more properly called a compendium, but the name discography seems to sound better.”
“Junipero Serra, whose name and labors may be termed a compendium of”
“It has well been called the compendium of all his studies and of all his writings; and, chronologically, it is the first masterpiece of the perfected”
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