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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.


(kənˈsaɪs nɪs)

the quality of being concise.
syn: See brevity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conciseness - terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
terseness - a neatly short and concise expressive style
اقْتِضاب، اخْتِصار
gagnorîur stíll


[kənˈsaɪsnɪs] N concision [kənˈsɪʒən] Nconcisión f


, concision
nPräzision f, → Exaktheit f


[kənˈsaɪsnɪs] concision [kənˈsɪʒn] nconcisione f


(kənˈsais) adjective
brief but comprehensive. a clear concise statement.
conˈcisely adverb
conˈciseness noun
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Thitherto English prose had seldom attained to thorough conciseness and order; it had generally been more or less formless or involved in sentence structure or pretentious in general manner; but the Restoration writers substantially formed the more logical and clear-cut manner which, generally speaking, has prevailed ever since.
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