• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Compendiousness The state or quality of being compendious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n compendiousness The state or quality of being compendious; conciseness; brevity; terseness; comprehension within a narrow compass.
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In literature:

There remains the derivative form of creation, compendiously styled evolution.
"Science and Morals and Other Essays" by Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
Now compendiously abridged, and made of more use; with very considerable Improvements.
"On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening," by Samuel Felton
Both have found out a shorter and more compendious policy.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
The main facts of C. Iulius Caesar's life are found in a compendious form in the Life by Suetonius.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
But this may be expressed compendiously.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
To the critic of the schools, ever ready with compendious label, he is the revolutionary destructive.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
The study of the fuller and clearer examples, such as we have cited above, enables us to explain many more compendious forms of expression.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Goldsmith had a fine faculty in histories for presenting vital facts concisely, and making his pages compendious.
"Oliver Goldsmith" by E. S. Lang Buckland
It was a compendious act.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The only advantage of including the two forms in one expression, is compendious neatness.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto

In poetry:

And now where'er He strays
Among the Galilean mountains,
Or more unwelcome ways,
He's followed by two faithful fountains,
Two walking baths, two weeping motions,
Portable and compendious oceans.
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw

In news:

Regulatory and compendial basis for revised or alternative procedures.
Innovations in Gravimetric Preparation of Analytical Solutions: Regulatory and Compendial Perspectives.
Many compendial water systems, particularly purified water systems, have distribution systems with a biofilm.

In science:

Medline is a widely used and compendious database for covering biomedical research.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies