compendium

[ kuhm-pen-dee-uhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF compendium

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The ballot is the compendium of all there is in civilization, and of all that civilization has done for us.

His compendium of Galen was the text-book of medicine in the West for many centuries.

She was worth her wages to the office merely as a compendium of shams.

Johnstown is a compendium of business, and misery, and despair.

He began a compendium of religions, then of literature, and last of the Romance languages.

Originally a hunting-lodge of the Frankish kings; the Romans called it Compendium.

Therefore is he a compendium of much out-of-the-way and covert knowledge.

He compiled and published a Compendium of Natural Philosophy, in five volumes.

They lived about 1230, and dying, left behind them a compendium of their medical practice.

Tis a Compendium of our Proceedings and may save you the Trouble of reading them.

WORD 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.).

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