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1. The state or quality of being concise: "the quick, direct discrimination of this eye, which explains the vivid concision of his descriptions" (Henry James).
2. Archaic A cutting apart or off.


(kənˈsɪʒən) or


the quality of being concise; brevity; terseness


(kənˈsɪʒ ən)

1. concise quality; brevity; terseness.
2. Archaic. a cutting up or off; mutilation.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin concīsiō=concīd(ere) (see concise) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concision - 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
References in classic literature ?
Got him," answered the Assistant Commissioner with a concision which did not mean to be repellent in the least.
de Bellegarde answered with suave concision that he thought as ill of them as possible, that they were going from bad to worse, and that the age was rotten to its core.
The magazine will focus on interesting and relevant ideas from diverse areas of science that will be conveyed with clarity and concision.
Now it has signed deals with architects Building Design (Northern), writing and editing company Concision, consulting engineers TGA and digital design firm Discovery Design.
El estilo de la obra es el caracteristico de los demas manuales de la coleccion: brevedad, concision y claridad, sin detrimento de la profundidad; planteamiento pedagogico; pensado para el estudio a distancia o por libre, o simplemente como aproximacion, para todo tipo de publico, a estos temas.
And the great French baritone and melodie champion Pierre Bernac continued in this vein with "These qualities are indeed most noticeable when again compared with the German genius, excelling as it does in long, uninhibited outpourings, directly opposed to the French taste, which abhors overstatement and venerates concision and diversity.
Dipped in acetate, these poems strip Detroit of any pretense and offer a flawless lesson in descriptive concision.
Un antecedente de todos ellos es Benjamin Constant, creador de una joya de la narrativa sicologica: Adoplhe, que la critica suele asociar al romanticismo, pero que a mi juicio antecede y prefigura no solo la futura novela sicologica exenta de maniqueismos, sino tambien la capacidad de concision, emparentada con la intensidad.
Con concision expone la ley, sus falencias y los dilemas eticos a los que se esta enfrentado, mas las consecuencias que se siguen segun las alternativas que se seleccionen.
The volume is a valuable systematic resource for readers who desire concision and clarity when dealing with the philosophical presuppositions underlying Balthasar's most ambitious and wide-ranging theological project.
This is a fantastic book for both reluctant readers and those keen to read as the prose is compelling and descriptive, despite the book's concision.
Although it earned a lot of criticisms due to its concision of length, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has slipped outside the top 10 and somehow the strong seller.