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compendious (adj.)

"concise, abridged but comprehensive," late 14c., from Latin compendiosus "advantageous; abridged, brief," from compendium "a shortening" (see compendium). Related: Compendiously.

updated on February 08, 2018

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Definitions of compendious from WordNet

compendious (adj.)
briefly giving the gist of something;
a short and compendious book
Synonyms: compact / succinct / summary
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