noun, plural com·pen·di·ums, com·pen·di·a [kuhm-pen-dee-uh] /kəmˈpɛn di ə/.
Origin of compendium
Examples from the Web for compendium
Ultimately, though, it feels like more of a compendium piece than a fully formed documentary.Catch Him If You Can: Reliving Banksy’s New York Invasion|Alex Suskind|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They Came Together is a compendium of every romcom cliché known to man.
The Scarfe cartoon would comfortably fit in any compendium of such grotesqueries.A 10-Point Guide To Anti-Semitism And Its Perception|Mark Gardner|February 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
(Tobin contents himself with offering one link in his entire piece, which takes you a compendium of all of Steinfels's work).
A compendium of literary parodies—some loving, some devastating—on the subject of Christmas.
He calls his book a compendium extracted from all authors and the practice of the professors, and edited only by himself.Gilbertus Anglicus|Henry Ebenezer Handerson
A compendium of gymnastics, it increases strength and activity, dexterity, and rapidity of movement.The Life of Sir Richard Burton|Thomas Wright
The present work is not a compendium of astronomy or an outline course of popular reading in that science.A Text-Book of Astronomy|George C. Comstock
Fortunately this young girl had thus a compendium of all literature, and she is coming out all right.The American Country Girl|Martha Foote Crow
Also a compendium of those sanitary principles on which the attainment and preservation of health depends.
British Dictionary definitions for compendium
noun plural -diums or -dia (-dɪə)
Word Origin for compendium
Word Origin and History for compendium
1580s, from Latin compendium "a shortening, saving," literally "that which is weighed together," from compendere "to weigh together," from com- "together" (see com-) + pendere "to weigh" (see pendant). Borrowed earlier as compendi (mid-15c.).