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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A concise but inclusive summary of a larger work; A publication containing a variety of works.

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  • The compendium is a sampling of the abundance and variety of collections available for use.
  • A short compendium from the “Toward a New Literacy of Cooperation” course at Stanford, Winter 2005.
  • It would be more properly called a compendium, but the name discography seems to sound better.
  • While not new to publishing (release in 1996), this book is a necessary swear word compendium for any English lover. for more
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