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also ap·o·phthegm  (ăp′ə-thĕm′)
A terse, witty, instructive saying; a maxim.

[Greek apophthegma, from apophthengesthai, to speak plainly : apo-, intensive pref.; see apo- + phthengesthai, phtheg-, to speak.]

ap′o·theg·mat′ic (-thĕg-măt′ĭk), ap′o·theg·mat′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
ap′o·theg·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.apothegmatic - given to or characterized by terse apothegms
2.apothegmatic - terse and witty and like a maxim; "much given to apothegmatic instruction"
concise - expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"
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An inconsistent anti-psychological realism (Edwards and Taliaferro Baszile, 2016) is the default mode of Houellebecq's novels in which essayistic divagations, apothegmatic statements and para-literary exposition cohere within a superficial frame of realist account.
Duncan, Jr., The American "Legal' Dilemma: Colorblind I/Colorblind II--The Rules Have Changed Again: A Semantic Apothegmatic Permutation, 7 VA.
Many are explicitly tied to the aesthetic rather than the apothegmatic. Amid Pope's vast body of works such pieces as "A Receipt to Make an Epic Poem" for example, assume a more prominent role here.