Compendious meaning

kəm-pĕndē-əs
Containing or stating briefly all the essentials of something; comprehensive and concise.
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Containing all the essentials in a brief form; concise.
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Comprehensive; inclusive.
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Containing a subset of words, succinctly described; abridged and summarized.
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Briefly describing a body of knowledge.
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Origin of compendious

  • Middle English from Late Latin compendiōsus abridged, shortened from Latin compendium a shortening compendium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French compendieux, from Latin compendiosus (“advantageous, abridged, brief”), from compendium

    From Wiktionary