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n.1.The state or quality of being compendious.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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On the one hand, it is astonishing for its sheer compendiousness. Running ab origine mundi right up to the time of Julius Caesar, Ovid's epic weaves around 250 different myths together into a single 'unbroken song'.
A bit of repackaging and reorganization would forestall a certain compendiousness here; the work contains the occasional excursus that barely fits the argument or repays the effort.
Marable's Malcolm X resonates in its compendiousness. It is a cornucopia of chronologies based on careful tracing of the biographical subject's genealogy, youthful pranks, childhood temperament, friends and acquaintances.