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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compendious 
  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"  [syn:  {compact},  {succinct}, 
  {summary}] 




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