Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
3. Written Language

596. Compendium.

   NOUN:COMPENDIUM, compend, abstract, précis [F.], epitome, multum in parvo [L.], analysis, pandect, digest, sum and substance, brief, abridgment, abrégé [F.], summary, aperçu [F.], draft, minute, note; excerpt, extract; synopsis, textbook, conspectus, outlines, syllabus, contents, heads, prospectus.
  ALBUM; scrap -, note -, memorandum -, commonplace- book.
  FRAGMENTS, ana, extracts, excerpta [L.], cuttings; fugitive -pieces, – writings; spicilegium [L.], flowers, anthology, miscellany, collectanea, analects or analecta; compilation.
  RECAPITULATION, résumé [F.], review.
  ABBREVIATION, abbreviature; contraction; shortening [See Shortness]; compression [See Contraction].
   VERB:ABRIDGE, abstract, epitomize, summarize; make -, prepare -, draw -, compile- an abstract &c. n.; abbreviate (shorten) [See Shortness]; condense (compress) [See Contraction].
  COMPILE (collect) [See Assemblage]; note down, collect, edit.
  RECAPITULATE, review, skim, run over, sum up.
   ADJECTIVE:COMPENDIOUS, synoptic, analectic; abrégé [F.], abridged &c. v.; abbreviatory; analytic or analytical; variorum.
   ADVERB:IN SHORT, in epitome, in substance, in few words.
  1. It lies in a nutshell.
  2. Infinite riches in a little room.—Marlowe
  3. In small proportions we just beauties see.—Jonson