brachylogy

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bra·chyl·o·gy

 (bră-kĭl′ə-jē)
n. pl. bra·chyl·o·gies
1. Brevity of speech; conciseness.
2. A shortened or condensed phrase or expression.

[Medieval Latin brachylogia, from Greek brakhulogiā : brakhu-, brachy- + logos, speech; see -logy.]

brachylogy

(bræˈkɪlədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. a concise style in speech or writing
2. (Grammar) a colloquial shortened form of expression that is not the result of a regular grammatical process: the omission of "good" in the expression "Afternoon" is a brachylogy.
braˈchylogous adj

brachylogy

the practice of conciseness in speech or writing.
See also: Brevity
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