Definition of compendious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

compendious

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//kəmˈpendiəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpendiəs//
 
(formal)
 
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containing all the necessary facts about something a compendious description Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French compendieux, from Latin compendiosus ‘advantageous, brief’, from compendium ‘profit, saving, abbreviation’.
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