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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a publication containing a variety of works;
[syn: collection, compendium]

2. a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compendium \Com*pen"di*um\, n.; pl. E. Compendiums, L. Compendia. [L. compendium that which is weighed, saved, or shortened, a short way, fr. compendere to weigh; com- + pendere to weigh. See Pension, and cf. Compend.] 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. [1913 Webster] A short system or compendium of a science. --I. Watts. Syn: See Abridgment. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

compendium n 1: a publication containing a variety of works [syn: collection, compendium] 2: a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "compendium": Baedeker, abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgment, abstract, brief, capsule, compend, condensation, condensed version, conspectus, digest, draft, enchiridion, epitome, guide, guidebook, head, manual, outline, overview, pandect, precis, review, rubric, shortened version, skeleton, sketch, survey, syllabus, synopsis, thumbnail sketch, topical outline, vade mecum