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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pen·di·um /kəmˈpɛndiəm/
 大要,概略

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pen·di·um n.; pl. E. Compendiums L. Compendia   A brief compilation or composition, containing the principal heads, or general principles, of a larger work or system; an abridgment; an epitome; a compend; a condensed summary.
    A short system or compendium of a science.   --I. Watts.
 Syn: -- See Abridgment.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 compendium
      n 1: a publication containing a variety of works [syn: collection]
      2: a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work