Compendium

A compendium (plural: compendia) is a concise, yet comprehensive compilation of a body of knowledge. A compendium may summarize a larger work. In most cases the body of knowledge will concern some delimited field of human interest or endeavour (for example, hydrogeology, logology, ichthyology, phytosociology, or myrmecology), while a "universal" encyclopedia can be referred to as a compendium of all human knowledge. It could also be referred to as a tome.

The word compendium arrives from the Latin word "compenso", meaning "to weigh together or balance".

The 21st century has seen the rise of democratized, online compendia in various fields.

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... Compendium is a computer program and social science tool that facilitates the mapping and management of ideas and arguments ... The software is currently released by the not-for-profit Compendium Institute ... Compendium source code was fully released under LGPL licence on 13 January 2009 ...