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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]
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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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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.
Got him," answered the Assistant Commissioner with a concision which did not mean to be repellent in the least.
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Elmen taught us that concision comes from using the right words.
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The brief deserves a solid A, for its clarity and concision, as well as for not rushing to judgment.
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