Epitome vs Compend - What's the difference?

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Epitome is a synonym of compend.


As nouns the difference between epitome and compend

is that epitome is (label) (embodiment or encapsulation of) while compend is a compendium; an epitome; a summary.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

epitome

English

Noun

(wikipedia epitome) (en-noun)
  • (of a class of items) The embodiment or encapsulation of.
  • (of a class of items) A representative example.
  • (of a class of items) The height; the best.
  • (of a written document) A brief summary.
  • Usage notes

    The sense ‘the height, the best’ is considered incorrect by some; instead, `pinnacle' may be preferred.

    Synonyms

    * (an embodiment of) in a nutshell (modern idiom), synopsis * (the best) greatest * (a summary) abstract, synopsis

    Antonyms

    * antithesis

    Derived terms

    * epitomize * epitomic * epitomical

    compend

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A compendium; an epitome; a summary.
  • * (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • the man being only a sort of compend of the globe with its centrifugence and centripetence, with its chemistry, with its polarity, with its undulation.