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compendious

(adjective) Containing or stating briefly and concisely all the essentials.

Synonyms: succinct, summary, compact

Usage: It was a sort of hand-book for women with grievances (and all women had them), a sort of compendious theory and practice of feminine free morality.
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compendious
Definition: (adjective) Containing or stating briefly and concisely all the essentials.
Synonyms: succinct, summary, compact
Usage: It was a sort of hand-book for women with grievances (and all women had them), a sort of compendious theory and practice of feminine free morality.
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compendious
- succinct, summary, compact
- brief, concise, laconic, lean, short, succinct, summary, terse

Usage Note:
- Traditionally, something that is compendious contains all the essentials in a handy format.
- It is therefore both comprehensive and concise.
- This inherent tension—to be comprehensive, it must include abundant detail, yet to be concise, it must be somehow condensed—opens the word up to varied interpretations.
- Sometimes it is used where expansive, extensive, or even capacious might be a better fit.

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compendious

Definition: (adjective) Containing or stating briefly and concisely all the essentials.
Synonyms: succinct, summary, compact
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