compendium (plural compendiums)

  1. A short, complete summary; an abstract.
  2. A list or collection of various items.
    • 2008, Caroline Murphy, Murder of a Medici Princess (page 157)
      It was this last variety which formed the backbone of the first published Italian compendium of games, Innocenzo Ringhieri's One Hundred Games of Liberality and Ingenuity of 1551, dedicated to Cathérine de' Medici.
    1. A collection of board games packaged in a single box.
    2. (pharmaceutical industry) A collected body of information on the standards of strength, purity, and quality of drugs.
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