Synonyms for compendium

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kuhm-pen-dee-uhm
Phonetic Transcription : kəmˈpɛn di əm

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Définition of compendium

Origin :
  • 1580s, from Latin compendium "a shortening, saving," literally "that which is weighed together," from compendere "to weigh together," from com- "together" (see com-) + pendere "to weigh" (see pendant). Borrowed earlier as compendi (mid-15c.).
  • noun abridgment
Example sentences :
  • The ballot is the compendium of all there is in civilization, and of all that civilization has done for us.
  • Extract from : « The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV » by Various
  • His compendium of Galen was the text-book of medicine in the West for many centuries.
  • Extract from : « Old-Time Makers of Medicine » by James J. Walsh
  • She was worth her wages to the office merely as a compendium of shams.
  • Extract from : « In Our Town » by William Allen White
  • Johnstown is a compendium of business, and misery, and despair.
  • Extract from : « History of the Johnstown Flood » by Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • He began a compendium of religions, then of literature, and last of the Romance languages.
  • Extract from : « Idling in Italy » by Joseph Collins
  • Originally a hunting-lodge of the Frankish kings; the Romans called it Compendium.
  • Extract from : « Joan of Arc » by Laura E. Richards
  • Therefore is he a compendium of much out-of-the-way and covert knowledge.
  • Extract from : « Tropic Days » by E. J. Banfield
  • He compiled and published a Compendium of Natural Philosophy, in five volumes.
  • Extract from : « The Young People's Wesley » by W. McDonald
  • They lived about 1230, and dying, left behind them a compendium of their medical practice.
  • Extract from : « British Goblins » by Wirt Sikes
  • Tis a Compendium of our Proceedings and may save you the Trouble of reading them.
  • Extract from : « Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2) » by Wiliam Cabell Bruce

Antonyms for compendium

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