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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pen·di·ous /kəmˈpɛndiəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pen·di·ous a.  Containing the substance or general principles of a subject or work in a narrow compass; abridged; summarized.
    More compendious and expeditious ways.   --Woodward.
    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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and
            compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and
            pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation
            of a wide-ranging subject" [syn: compact, succinct,