brachylogy(redirected from brachylogies)
n. pl. bra·chyl·o·gies
1. Brevity of speech; conciseness.
2. A shortened or condensed phrase or expression.
[Medieval Latin brachylogia, from Greek brakhulogiā : brakhu-, brachy- + logos, speech; see -logy.]
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n, pl -gies
1. a concise style in speech or writing
2. (Grammar) a colloquial shortened form of expression that is not the result of a regular grammatical process: the omission of "good" in the expression "Afternoon" is a brachylogy.
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the practice of conciseness in speech or writing.See also: Brevity
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