Com*pen"di*ous (?), a. [L. compendiosus.]
Containing the substance oe general principles of a subject or work in a narrow compass; abridged; summarized.
More compendious and exeditious ways.
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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