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- n. The characteristic of being terse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or property of being terse; neatness of style; compactness; conciseness; brevity.
- n. Shortness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a neatly short and concise expressive style
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Approaches will have to be found to compensate for terseness is a language while keeping it understandable.
All were well disciplined in terseness and time-saving.
It's rather difficult to put a different spin on all that "terseness" out of Bill, Greg - at least for me.
He and his Oxford brother, living as they did in constant and free interchange of thought on questions of philosophy and literature and art; delighting, each of them, in the epigrammatic terseness which is the charm of the 'Pensees' of Pascal, and the 'Caractères' of La
So he focused his gaze on those in the younger generation who spoke with “military terseness,” looking for one who could strengthen the state but would also continue his reforms.
Chandler's detective Philip Marlowe would have understood the terseness of tweeting, though he would have had trouble making a story out of "erratic driving in Tameside", "drunken man urinating in public car park in Oldham: arrested"; or "car left garage without paying for petrol in Bury".
I believe Fortescue underscores that the historic Roman rite (i.e. today's extraordinary form) ... is characterized by an elegant terseness.
Seeing the president was not about to back off, Putin replied with “military terseness” that he would work wherever Yeltsin assigned him.
Her terseness is more than mere annoyance, I decide instantly.
Two days later Roosevelt replied to Harriman with condescending terseness: I assume you are planning to continue work immediately on closing break in Colorado River.