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compendium

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com=pen=di=um

CIDE DICTIONARY

compendiumn. [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.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    "A short system or compendium of a science."
Syn. -- See Abridgment.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

compendium, n. (pl. compendiums or compendia)
1 esp. Brit. a usu. one-volume handbook or encyclopaedia.
2 a a summary or abstract of a larger work. b an abridgement.
3 a a collection of games in a box. b any collection or mixture.
4 a package of writing paper, envelopes, etc.

Etymology
L, = what is weighed together, f. compendere (as COM-, pendere weigh)

THESAURUS

compendium

Baedeker, abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgment, abstract, brief, capsule, compend, condensation, condensed version, conspectus, digest, draft, enchiridion, epitome, guide, guidebook, head, manual, outline, overview, pandect, precis, review, rubric, shortened version, skeleton, sketch, survey, syllabus, synopsis, thumbnail sketch, topical outline, vade mecum

ROGET THESAURUS

compendium

Compendium

N compend, compendium, abstract, precis, epitome, multum in parvo, analysis, pandect, digest, sum and substance, brief, abridgment, summary, apercu, draft, minute, note, excerpt, synopsis, textbook, conspectus, outlines, syllabus, contents, heads, prospectus, album, scrap book, note book, memorandum book, commonplace book, extracts, excerpta, cuttings, fugitive pieces, fugitive writing, spicilegium, flowers, anthology, collectanea, analecta, compilation, recapitulation, resume, review, abbreviation, abbreviature, contraction, shortening, compression, compendious, synoptic, analectic, abrege, abridged, variorum, in short, in epitome, in substance, in few words, it lies in a nutshell.

Contraction

N contraction, reduction, diminution, decrease of size, defalcation, decrement, lessening, shrinking, compaction, tabes, collapse, emaciation, attenuation, tabefaction, consumption, marasmus, atrophy, systole, neck, hourglass, condensation, compression, compactness, compendium, squeezing, strangulation, corrugation, astringency, astringents, sclerotics, contractility, compressibility, coarctation, inferiority in size, contracting, astringent, shrunk, contracted, strangulated, tabid, wizened, stunted, waning, neap, compact, unexpanded &c (expand), contractile, compressible, smaller &c (small).


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