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  • Compendiously — Com*pen di*ous*ly, adv. In a compendious manner. [1913 Webster] Compendiously expressed by the word chaos. Bentley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compendiously — compendious ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ presenting the essential facts in a comprehensive but concise way. DERIVATIVES compendiously adverb. ORIGIN Latin compendiosus advantageous, brief …   English terms dictionary

  • compendiously — adverb see compendious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • compendiously — adverb In a compendious manner …   Wiktionary

  • compendiously — adv. in a compendious way, in brief, in short, in summary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • compendiously — com·pen·di·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • compendiously — adverb Etymology: Middle English, from compendious + ly : in a compendious manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • compendious — compendiously, adv. compendiousness, n. /keuhm pen dee euhs/, adj. of or like a compendium; containing the substance of a subject, often an exclusive subject, in a brief form; concise: a compendious history of the world. [1350 1400; ME < L… …   Universalium

  • Representative — Rep re*sent a*tive, n. [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, represents (anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude. [1913 Webster] A statute of Rumor, whispering an idiot in the ear, who was the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compendious — adjective Date: 14th century marked by brief expression of a comprehensive matter ; concise and comprehensive < a compendious summary >; also comprehensive < her compendious knowledge of the subject > Synonyms: see concise • compendiously …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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