What does compendium mean?

Definitions for compendiumkəmˈpɛn di əm; -di ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collection, compendium(noun)

    a publication containing a variety of works

  2. compendium(noun)

    a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work


  1. compendium(Noun)

    A short, complete summary; an abstract.

  2. compendium(Noun)

    A list or collection of various items.

  3. Origin: From the compendium, from com- + pendo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compendium(noun)

    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


  1. Compendium

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compendium in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compendium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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