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Meaning of COMPENDIOUS

Pronunciation:  kum'pendeeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
 

COMPENDIOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: compact, concise, succinct, summary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com*pen"di*ous\, a. [L. compendiosus.]
Containing the substance or general principles of a subject
or work in a narrow compass; abridged; summarized.

      More compendious and expeditious ways.   --Woodward.

      Three things be required in the oration of a man having
      authority -- that it be compendious, sententious, and
      delectable.                              --Sir T.
                                               Elyot.

Syn: Short; summary; abridged; condensed; comprehensive;
     succinct; brief; concise.

 
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