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con·cise

 (kən-sīs′)
adj.
Expressing much in few words; clear and succinct.

[Latin concīsus, past participle of concīdere, to cut up : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]

con·cise′ly adv.
con·cise′ness n.

concise

(kənˈsaɪs)
adj
expressing much in few words; brief and to the point
[C16: from Latin concīsus cut up, cut short, from concīdere to cut to pieces, from caedere to cut, strike down]
conˈcisely adv

con•cise

(kənˈsaɪs)

adj.
expressing much in few words; brief but comprehensive; succinct; terse.
[1580–90; < Latin concīsus cut short, orig. past participle of concīdere to cut up]
con•cise′ly, adv.
syn: concise, succinct, terse refer to speech or writing that uses few words to say much. concise implies that unnecessary details or verbiage have been eliminated: a concise summary of a speech. succinct suggests clarity of expression as well as brevity: praised for her succinct statement of the problem. terse suggests brevity combined with wit or polish to produce particularly effective expression; however, it may also suggest brusqueness: a terse prose style; offended by a terse reply.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.concise - expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"
taciturn - habitually reserved and uncommunicative
prolix - tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know"

concise

concise

adjective
Marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen:
Translations
مَوْجَزوجيزوَجيز، مُخْتَصَر
stručnýstručný ale výstižný
konciskonsiskortfattet
lyhyt
kratak
gagnorîur
簡潔な
간결한
glaustaiglaustas
kodolīgskoncentrēts
zgoščen
koncis
สั้นกระชับ
cô đọng

concise

[kənˈsaɪs] ADJconciso

concise

[kənˈsaɪs] adj
(= short and to the point) → concis(e)
(= abridged) [edition, version] → abrégé(e)

concise

adjpräzis(e), exakt; concise dictionaryHandwörterbuch nt

concise

[kənˈsaɪs] adjconciso/a

concise

(kənˈsais) adjective
brief but comprehensive. a clear concise statement.
conˈcisely adverb
conˈciseness noun

concise

مَوْجَز stručný koncis präzise συνοπτικός conciso lyhyt concis kratak conciso 簡潔な 간결한 bondig kortfattet zwięzły conciso немногословный koncis สั้นกระชับ kısa ve öz cô đọng 简明的

concise

a. conciso-a; definido-a.
References in classic literature ?
Brom, who had a degree of rough chivalry in his nature, would fain have carried matters to open warfare and have settled their pretensions to the lady, according to the mode of those most concise and simple reasoners, the knights-errant of yore, -- by single combat; but lchabod was too conscious of the superior might of his adversary to enter the lists against him; he had overheard a boast of Bones, that he would "double the schoolmaster up, and lay him on a shelf of his own schoolhouse;" and he was too wary to give him an opportunity.
The style of the letter was decidedly concise and terse; but Tom thought it the most wonderful specimen of composition that had appeared in modern times.
You have done well, Harris; this report is concise, compact, well expressed; the language is crisp, the descriptions are vivid and not needlessly elaborated; your report goes straight to the point, attends strictly to business, and doesn't fool around.
ASSUMING it therefore as an established truth that the several States, in case of disunion, or such combinations of them as might happen to be formed out of the wreck of the general Confederacy, would be subject to those vicissitudes of peace and war, of friendship and enmity, with each other, which have fallen to the lot of all neighboring nations not united under one government, let us enter into a concise detail of some of the consequences that would attend such a situation.
The argument under the present head may be put into a very concise form, which appears altogether conclusive.
He was evidently satisfied with the frankness of my story, which I told in concise sentences enough, for I felt horribly weak; and when it was finished he reverted at once to the topic of Natural History and his own biological studies.
When Captain Bonneville turned upon him an inquiring look, he would observe, "he was a bad man," or something quite as concise, and there was an end of the matter.
From land to land is the most concise definition of a ship's earthly fate.
That epistle to the heathen contained some very concise directions from the First Three in New York.
Pelet's: I sought him in his study; brief parley, concise explanation sufficed; my manner proved that I was resolved; he, perhaps, at heart approved my decision.
To use the concise, pointblank phrase of the sailors.
But if he wrote to his father, no wonder he was concise.