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[kuh m-pen-dee-uh s] /kəmˈpɛn di əs/

of or like a ; containing the substance of a subject, often an exclusive subject, in a brief form; concise:
a compendious history of the world.
containing or stating the essentials of a subject in a concise form; succinct

“concise,” late 14c., from Old French compendieux, from Latin compendiosus “advantageous, abridged, brief,” from compendium (see compendium).


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