The definition of a compendium is a short summary with all the necessary information.(noun)
An example of a compendium is someone leaving a list of their pet's needs for a pet sitter.
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noun pl. com·pen·di·ums or com·pen·di·a (-dē-ə)
Origin: Latin, a shortening
Origin: , from compendere, to weigh together
Origin: : com-, com-
Origin: + pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
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