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COMPENDIUM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compendium mean? 

COMPENDIUM (noun)
  The noun COMPENDIUM has 2 senses:

1. a publication containing a variety of works
2. a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work

  Familiarity information: COMPENDIUM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPENDIUM (noun)


Sense 1compendium [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A publication containing a variety of works

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

compendium; collection

Hypernyms ("compendium" is a kind of...):

publication (a copy of a printed work offered for distribution)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compendium"):

anthology (a collection of selected literary passages)

archives (collection of records especially about an institution)

compilation; digest (something that is compiled (as into a single book or file))


Sense 2compendium [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("compendium" is a kind of...):

sum-up; summary (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form)


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