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compendium

[ kuhm-pen-dee-uhm ]
/ k蓹m藞p蓻n di 蓹m /
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noun, plural com路pen路di路ums, com路pen路di路a [kuhm-pen-dee-uh]. /k蓹m藞p蓻n di 蓹/.
a brief treatment or account of a subject, especially an extensive subject; concise treatise: a compendium of medicine.
a summary, epitome, or abridgment.
a full list or inventory: a compendium of their complaints.
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Also com路pend [kom-pend]. /藞k蓲m p蓻nd/.

Origin of compendium

1575鈥85; <Latin: gain, saving, shortcut, abridgment, equivalent to com-com- + pend- (stem of pendere to cause to hang down, weigh) + -ium-ium
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British Dictionary definitions for compendium

compendium
/ (k蓹m藞p蓻nd瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -diums or -dia (-d瑟蓹)
British a book containing a collection of useful hints
British a selection, esp of different games or other objects in one container
a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work

Word Origin for compendium

C16: from Latin: a saving, literally: something weighed, from pendere to weigh
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