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Meaning of compendium

com•pen•di•um

Pronunciation: (kum-pen'dē-um), [key]
— pl. -di•ums, -di•a
  1. a brief treatment or account of a subject, esp. an extensive subject; concise treatise: a compendium of medicine.
  2. a summary, epitome, or abridgment.
  3. a full list or inventory: a compendium of their complaints.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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