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Friday, November 18, 2011

Definitions for omnibus

  1. A volume of reprinted works of a single author or of works related in interest or theme.
  2. A bus.
  3. Pertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once.

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Citations for omnibus
He is working on an omnibus volume that will combine old and new material to explain what he's been doing all these years. Benjamin Ivry, “Joseph Mitchell's Secret” New York Magazine, Feb. 9, 1987
An omnibus containing extracts from past works, linked with Koestler's 1980 comments, it has a far more coherent shape than the author appears to think. Bernard Dixon, “Two Cultures At One” New Scientist, Jan. 8, 1981
Origin of omnibus
1820-1830
Omnibus means “for all” in Latin.