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Wordnet 3.0


1. briefly giving the gist of something;
- Example: "a short and compendious book"
- Example: "a compact style is brief and pithy"
- Example: "succinct comparisons"
- Example: "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
[syn: compendious, compact, succinct, summary]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compendious \Com*pen"di*ous\, a. [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. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

compendious adj 1: 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" [syn: compendious, compact, succinct, summary]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "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