Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 596 (Compendium)

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#596. Compendium. -- N. compend, compendium; abstract, precis, epitome, multum in parvo[Lat], analysis, pandect[obs], digest, sum and substance, brief, abridgment, summary, apercu, draft, minute, note; excerpt; synopsis, textbook, conspectus, outlines, syllabus, contents, heads, prospectus.

album; scrap book, note book, memorandum book, commonplace book; extracts, excerpta[obs], cuttings; fugitive pieces, fugitive writing; spicilegium[obs], flowers, anthology, collectanea[obs], analecta[obs]; compilation.

recapitulation, resume, review.

abbreviation, abbreviature[obs]; contraction; shortening &c. 201; compression &c. 195.

V. abridge, abstract, epitomize, summarize; make an abstract, prepare an abstract, draw an abstract, compile an abstract &c. n.

recapitulate, review, skim, run over, sum up.

abbreviate &c. (shorten) 201; condense &c. (compress) 195; compile &c. (collect) 72.

Adj. compendious, synoptic, analectic[obs]; abrege[Fr], abridged &c. v.; variorum[obs].

Adv. in short, in epitome, in substance, in few words.

Phr. it lies in a nutshell.