Definition of compendious in English:

compendious

Line breaks: com|pen¦di|ous
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpɛndɪəs
 
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adjective

formal

Derivatives

compendiously

adverb
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  • While the appellants' experience will in that event have been insupportably painful they will have endured the consequence of adjudication through due processes in accordance with what is compendiously termed the rule of law.
  • For convenience, I shall refer to these dates compendiously as the ‘date of loss’, although I recognise that the term is not altogether appropriate in a case of restitution…
  • In short the claim was more extensive than the invention and was, as it is compendiously expressed, too wide and therefore invalid.

compendiousness

noun
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  • It is a shame to miss the compendiousness and convincingness of the picture, of the crumbling - crummy - amalgam of dark and dry, of what is there and what is lost.
  • Within the lifetime of men now living, a miracle of creeping compendiousness occurred in copywriting.
  • It has the depth and compendiousness of a textbook, with the readability and poignance of a novel.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French compendieux, from Latin compendiosus 'advantageous, brief', from compendium 'profit, saving, abbreviation'.

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