The state or quality of being compendious.

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  • Compendiousness — Com*pen di*ous*ness, n. The state or quality of being compendious. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compendiousness — noun see compendious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • compendiousness — compenˈdiousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑compendium …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • Arabic literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the Arabic language.       The tradition of Arabic literature stretches back some 16 centuries to unrecorded beginnings in the Arabian Peninsula. At certain points in the development of… …   Universalium

  • English literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… …   Universalium

  • Hellenistic biological sciences — R.J.Kankinson The five centuries that separate Aristotle’s death in 322 BC from Galen’s ascendancy in Rome in the latter part of the second century AD were fertile ones for the biological sciences, in particular medicine. Nor is the period solely …   History of philosophy

  • brevity — Synonyms and related words: brachylogy, briefness, brusqueness, compactness, compendiousness, conciseness, concision, crispness, curtness, dumbness, economy, economy of words, instantaneousness, laconicalness, laconicism, laconism, littleness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • curtness — Synonyms and related words: abruptness, aggressiveness, bearishness, beastliness, bluntness, boorishness, brachylogy, brashness, brevity, briefness, brusqueness, brusquerie, churlishness, compactness, compendiousness, conciseness, concision,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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