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com·pen·di·um

 (kəm-pĕn′dē-əm)
n. pl. com·pen·di·ums or com·pen·di·a (-dē-ə)
1. A short but complete summary of something.
2. A list or collection of various items.

[Latin, a shortening, from compendere, to weigh together : com-, com- + pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

compendium

(kəmˈpɛndɪəm)
n, pl -diums or -dia (-dɪə)
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) Brit a book containing a collection of useful hints
2. Brit a selection, esp of different games or other objects in one container
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
[C16: from Latin: a saving, literally: something weighed, from pendere to weigh]

com•pen•di•um

(kəmˈpɛn di əm)

n., pl. -di•ums, -di•a (-di ə)
1. a brief treatment or account of a subject, esp. an extensive subject.
2. a summary, epitome, or abridgment.
3. a full list or inventory: a compendium of their complaints.
[1575–85; < Latin: gain, saving, abridgment <com- + pend(ere) to cause to hang down, weigh]

compendium

- Latin for "that which is weighed together," it is a complete summary or abridgment or a concise collection of materials—not an all-encompassing or comprehensive work (plural is compendiums or compendia).
See also related terms for materials.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compendium - a publication containing a variety of works
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
anthology - a collection of selected literary passages
archives - collection of records especially about an institution
compilation, digest - something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
2.compendium - a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
summary, sum-up - a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions"

compendium

noun collection, summary, abstract, digest, compilation, epitome, synopsis, précis His book is a delightful compendium of miscellaneous knowledge.
Translations

compendium

[kəmˈpendɪəm] N (compendiums or compendia (pl)) → compendio m
compendium of gamesjuegos mpl reunidos

compendium

nHandbuch nt, → Kompendium nt; compendium of gamesSpielemagazin nt

compendium

[kəmˈpɛndɪəm] n (summary) → compendio, sommario
compendium of games (Brit) → scatola di giochi vari
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