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Definitions for compendium
kəmˈpɛn di əm; -di əcom·pen·dium
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word compendium.
a publication containing a variety of works
a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
A short, complete summary; an abstract.
A list or collection of various items.
Etymology: From the compendium, from com- + pendo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Abridgment; summary; breviate; abbreviature; that which holds much in a narrow room; the near way.
After we are grown well acquainted with a short system or compendium of a science, which is written in the plainest and most simple manner, it is then proper to read a larger regular treatise on that subject. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
A compendium (plural: compendir or compendiums) is a comprehensive collection of information and analysis pertaining to a body of knowledge. A compendium may concisely summarize a larger work. In most cases, the body of knowledge will concern a specific field of human interest or endeavour (for example: hydrogeology, logology, ichthyology, phytosociology or myrmecology), while a general encyclopedia can be referred to as a compendium of all human knowledge. The word compendium arrives from the Latin word compeneri, meaning "to weigh together or balance". The 21st century has seen the rise of democratized, online compendia in various fields.
a brief compilation or composition, containing the principal heads, or general principles, of a larger work or system; an abridgment; an epitome; a compend; a condensed summary
A compendium is a concise, yet comprehensive compilation of a body of knowledge. A compendium may summarize a larger work. In most cases the body of knowledge will concern some delimited field of human interest or endeavour, while a "universal" encyclopedia can be referred to as a compendium of all human knowledge. It could also be referred to as a tome. The word compendium arrives from the Latin word "compenso", meaning "to weigh together or balance". The 21st century has seen the rise of democratized, online compendia in various fields.
The numerical value of compendium in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of compendium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of compendium in a Sentence
If you have what we refer to as a treatment-resistant depression, we may use things like TMS — transcranial magnetic stimulation — and we still use ECT, or electroconvulsive therapy. So there really is a large compendium of therapies available, the key is getting care. The vast majority of people will have their symptoms remit with proper treatment through psychotherapy and/or medication.
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