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n. pl. en·chi·rid·i·ons or en·chi·rid·i·a (-ē-ə)
A handbook; a manual.

[Late Latin enchīridion, from Greek enkheiridion : en-, in; see en-2 + kheir, hand; see ghes- in Indo-European roots + -idion, diminutive suff.]
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(ˌɛŋkaɪˈrɪdɪən) or


n, pl -ions or -ia (-ɪə)
(Journalism & Publishing) rare a handbook or manual
[C16: from Late Latin, from Greek enkheiridion, from en-2 + kheir hand]
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(ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ən, -kɪ-)

n., pl. -rid•i•a (-ˈrɪd i ə)
a handbook.
[1535–45; < Late Latin < Greek encheirídion=en- en-2 + cheír hand]
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a handbook or manual.
See also: Books
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enchiridion - a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or locationenchiridion - a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
book of facts, reference book, reference work, reference - a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
manual - a small handbook
bible - a book regarded as authoritative in its field
guidebook, guide - something that offers basic information or instruction
ready reckoner, reckoner - a handbook of tables used to facilitate computation
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