from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A publication that indexes and compares a number of works in some field.
Coined as the name of an Encyclopaedia Britannica publication compiled by Mortimer Adler, A Syntopicon: An Index to The Great Ideas (1952). (Wiktionary)
I think this question should be changed to reflect new digital storage media...how about "one iPod playlist" for the desert islance? or one "The Great Ideas" collection burned onto a flash drive, with searchable syntopicon?