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adj. suc·cinct·er, suc·cinct·est
1. Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse: a succinct reply; a succinct style.
2. Archaic Encircled as if by a girdle; girded.

[Middle English succincte, girt, from Old French, from Latin succīnctus, past participle of succingere, to gird from below : sub-, sub- + cingere, to gird; see kenk- in Indo-European roots.]

suc·cinct′ly adv.
suc·cinct′ness n.
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Noun1.succinctness - 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


[səkˈsɪŋktnɪs] Nconcisión f


nKnappheit f, → Kürze f; with great succinctnesskurz und bündig, in kurzen Worten; writein knappem Stil
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