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compendious

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com=pen=di=ous

CIDE DICTIONARY

compendiousa. [L. compendiosus.].
     Containing the substance or general principles of a subject or work in a narrow compass; abridged; summarized.  [1913 Webster]
    "More compendious and expeditious ways."  [1913 Webster]
    "Three things be required in the oration of a man having authority -- that it be compendious, sententious, and delectable."
Syn. -- Short; summary; abridged; condensed; comprehensive; succinct; brief; concise.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

compendious, adj. (esp. of a book etc.) comprehensive but fairly brief.

Derivative
compendiously adv. compendiousness n.
Etymology
ME f. OF compendieux f. L compendiosus brief (as COMPENDIUM)

THESAURUS

compendious

Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, across-the-board, all-comprehensive, all-inclusive, aposiopestic, blanket, brief, brusque, clipped, close, compact, complete, comprehensive, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, curtal, curtate, cut, decurtate, docked, elliptic, encyclopedic, epigrammatic, global, gnomic, instantaneous, laconic, little, low, omnibus, over-all, panoramic, pithy, pointed, pruned, reserved, sententious, short, short and sweet, shortened, succinct, summary, sweeping, synopsized, synoptic, taciturn, terse, tight, to the point, total, transient, truncated, universal, whole, without exception, without omission

ROGET THESAURUS

compendious

Conciseness

N conciseness, brevity, the soul of wit, laconism, Tacitus, ellipsis, syncope, abridgment, compression, epitome, monostich, brunch word, portmanteau word, concise, brief, short, terse, close, to the point, exact, neat, compact, compressed, condensed, pointed, laconic, curt, pithy, trenchant, summary, pregnant, compendious, succinct, elliptical, epigrammatic, quaint, crisp, sententious, concisely, briefly, summarily, in brief, in short, in a word, in a few words, for shortness sake, to come to the point, to make a long story short, to cut the matter short, to be brief, it comes to this, the long and the short of it is, brevis esse laboro obscurus fio.

Compendium

N compend, compendium, abstract, precis, epitome, multum in parvo, analysis, pandect, digest, sum and substance, brief, abridgment, summary, apercu, draft, minute, note, excerpt, synopsis, textbook, conspectus, outlines, syllabus, contents, heads, prospectus, album, scrap book, note book, memorandum book, commonplace book, extracts, excerpta, cuttings, fugitive pieces, fugitive writing, spicilegium, flowers, anthology, collectanea, analecta, compilation, recapitulation, resume, review, abbreviation, abbreviature, contraction, shortening, compression, compendious, synoptic, analectic, abrege, abridged, variorum, in short, in epitome, in substance, in few words, it lies in a nutshell.

Shortness

N shortness, brevity, littleness, a span, shortening, abbreviation, abbreviature, abridgment, concision, retrenchment, curtailment, decurtation, reduction, epitome, elision, ellipsis, conciseness, abridger, epitomist, epitomizer, short, brief, curt, compendious, compact, stubby, scrimp, shorn, stubbed, stumpy, thickset, pug, chunky, decurtate, retrousse, stocky, squab, squabby, squat, dumpy, little, curtailed of its fair proportions, short by, oblate, concise, summary, shortly, in short.


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