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Definition of "compendium" [com•pen•di•um]

  • A short, complete summary; an abstract. (noun)
  • A list or collection of various items. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "compendium" in a sentence
  • "I pray that this compendium is not complete, because it appears that the U.S. only launched 15 rockets last year."
  • "The compendium is a sampling of the abundance and variety of collections available for use."
  • "A short compendium from the “Toward a New Literacy of Cooperation” course at Stanford, Winter 2005."