Compendious vs Comprehensive - What's the difference?

compendious | comprehensive |


As adjectives the difference between compendious and comprehensive

is that compendious is containing a subset of words, succinctly described; abridged and summarized while comprehensive is .

compendious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • containing a subset of words, succinctly described; abridged and summarized
  • briefly describing a body of knowledge
  • Anagrams

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    comprehensive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Broadly]] or completely covering; [[include, including a large proportion of something.
  • Synonyms

    * (broadly or completely covering) exhaustive, thorough, all-encompassing

    Derived terms

    * comprehensively * comprehensivization * comprehensivize

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British) A comprehensive school.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Peter Wilby)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Finland spreads word on schools , passage=Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. Charging school fees is illegal, and so is sorting pupils into ability groups by streaming or setting.}} ----