from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being concise: "a role made . . . dramatically accessible by the concision of the form” ( George Steiner).
- n. Archaic A cutting apart or off.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Conciseness, brevity or terseness.
- n. A form of media censorship where discussions are limited in topics on the basis of broadcast time allotments.
- n. A cutting off; a division; a schism or faction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cutting off; a division; a schism; a faction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A division; a schism; a faction; a sect; a separation.
- n. [It is used in the Vulgate and in the authorized version of the Bible to translate the Greek word
κατατομή, employed by St. Paul in Phil. iii. 2, apparently, instead of περιτομή, for circumcision, as a contemptuous designation of those Jews who relied upon the mere outward rite of circumcision.
- n. Conciseness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
· I hardly ever do bullet points – you know concision is not my greatest suit, and they seem to have made the formatting go crazy.
In 2009 I want to make a big effort to wrestle my posts back to a more reasonable length, concision is a virtue after all, and to make my style clearer and less intellectual.
"Her mode of expression is a disarmingly clear and accessible style, characterized by concision, rhyme, wordplay and wit," concluded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which each year chooses winners through a secretive process and does not accept nominations.
"Road Movies" is also a masterpiece of concision, which is more than one could say for Penderecki's 1999 Violin Sonata.
Noam Chomsky summed up the difference better than anyone with his withering commentary on "concision" on television.
There, on the other hand, is what Marlowe's style could not do; the phrase has a concision which is almost classical, certainly Dantesque.
I knew my intuition was right regarding the Frost / Hirsch linearity and I saw the implications but I wasn't sure where the problem lay. btw, this is all greatly complicated by what Noam Chomsky refers to as "concision" see link ..
"concision," that is, the cutting off of the flesh.
The next four novels drew heavily on her own life experiences – working in a book shop, living on a house boat, teaching at a drama school, working for the BBC in wartime – exquisitely written novels, often steeped in melancholy, demonstrating her powers of concision and her incomparable sentence-making.
Real-time blogging is fun, too, although does nothing for my concision.
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