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- n. The property of being concise, succinctness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being concise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being concise; brevity in statement.
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
Mauriac remains unequalled in conciseness and expressive force of language; his prose can in a few suggestive lines shed light on the most complex and difficult things.
We often mistake talking for a long time with being persuasive, but if you’re in a debate or other situation where you need to persuade others of your point of view, conciseness is often a more worthy aim.
Dar sees the influence of Levin the director on her work in the attribute of conciseness, that is, “the ability to create an [entire] atmosphere using one effect” (Haaretz, March 22, 1989).
This is a triumph of conciseness, a 247-word beacon of brevity.
I think terms should seek to maximize communication and conciseness.
This impossible task forces you to evaluate each word for conciseness and clarity.
Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » A suitably brief guide to conciseness
So is conciseness the sign of an efficient mind or a hasty mind?
Rattigan favored conciseness but failed to achieve it in "Man and Boy," and by tightening up the show to suit modern-day tastes, Ms. Aitken has done him a service.
In fact, the main difference between us, I think, is that she does this with the conciseness, precision, and effectiveness that I can only dream of eventually mastering.