adjective \kəm-ˈpen-dē-əs\

Definition of COMPENDIOUS

:  marked by brief expression of a comprehensive matter :  concise and comprehensive <a compendious summary>; also :  comprehensive <her compendious knowledge of the subject>
com·pen·di·ous·ly adverb
com·pen·di·ous·ness noun


  1. <her compendious knowledge of the monarch butterfly>
  2. <a compendious summary of the referendum before the voters>

First Known Use of COMPENDIOUS

14th century


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