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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.
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(kənˈsɪʒən) or


the quality of being concise; brevity; terseness
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(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]
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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
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