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compendious

[ kuhm-pen-dee-uhs ]
/ kəmˈpɛn di əs /
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adjective

of or like a compendium; containing the substance of a subject, often an exclusive subject, in a brief form; concise: a compendious history of the world.

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Origin of compendious

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word compendiōsus.See compendium, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM compendious

com·pen·di·ous·ly, adverbcom·pen·di·ous·ness, nounun·com·pen·di·ous, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH compendious

compendious , voluminous
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British Dictionary definitions for compendious

compendious
/ (kəmˈpɛndɪəs) /

adjective

containing or stating the essentials of a subject in a concise form; succinct

Derived forms of compendious

compendiously, adverbcompendiousness, noun
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