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va·de me·cum(vā′dē mē′kəm, vä′dē mā′-)
n. pl. va·de me·cums
1. A useful thing that one constantly carries about.
2. A book, such as a guidebook, for ready reference.
[Latin vāde mēcum, go with me : vāde, sing. imperative of vādere, to go + mē : ablative sing. of egō, I + cum, with.]
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vade mecum(ˈvɑːdɪ ˈmeɪkʊm)
a handbook or other aid carried on the person for immediate use when needed
[C17: from Latin, literally: go with me]
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va•de me•cum(ˈveɪ di ˈmi kəm, ˈvɑ-)
n., pl. vade me•cums.
1. something a person carries about for frequent or regular use.
2. a book for ready reference; manual; handbook.
[1620–30; < Latin vāde mēcum literally, go with me]
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A Latin phrase meaning go with me, used to mean a guidebook that someone carries around.
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|Noun||1.||vade mecum - 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
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vade mecum[ˈvɑːdɪˈmeɪkʊm] N → vademécum m
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n (liter) → Vademekum nt (liter)
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vade mecum[ˈvɑːdɪˈmeɪkʊm] n (liter) → vademecum m inv
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