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concise

Syllabification: con·cise
Pronunciation: /kənˈsīs
 
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Definition of concise in English:

adjective

Giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive: a concise account of the country’s history
More example sentences
  • The explanation of the science at work was clear, concise and comprehensible.
  • I was given clear and concise information, and, on the basis of this, my verbal consent was obtained.
  • Above all this, we must maintain clear and concise information on the extent of the damage.
Synonyms
succinct, pithy, incisive, brief, short and to the point, short and sweet;
abridged, condensed, compressed, abbreviated, compact
informal snappy

Origin

late 16th century: from French concis or Latin concisus, past participle of concidere 'cut up, cut down', from con- 'completely' + caedere 'to cut'.

More
  • decide from (Late Middle English):

    Decide was ‘bring to a settlement’ in early uses. It comes from Latin decidere ‘determine’, from de-meaning ‘off’ and caedere ‘to cut’. Caedere is also found in concise (late 16th century) literally ‘cut up’; excise (late 16th century) ‘cut out’; precise (Late Middle English) ‘cut in advance or short’; scissors, and suicide (mid 17th century) ‘cut or kill yourself’.

Derivatives

concisely

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • The request should concisely summarize the scientific dispute.
  • The executive summary should concisely recap the proposal, including the pricing.
  • You never bother saying anything that concisely.

conciseness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • In part, this effect is due to the brevity and conciseness of each topic, another characteristic of this book that I found appealing and refreshing.
  • I may also have misjudged which were the most important parts of the case, always a problem when people edit down court opinions for conciseness and readability.
  • It's something to do with my love of conciseness.

concision

3
Pronunciation: /-ˈsiZHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • I have argued this for months, but rarely with such concisions.
  • Its charming concision allows the reader to reflect on the poet's experiences and thoughts unencumbered; without needing to have any prior knowledge of the subject.
  • The precision and concision she has honed over half a century's devotion to that craft - getting maximum effect from the minimal - ensure that these terse pieces can speak volumes.

Words that rhyme with concise

advice, bice, Brice, choc ice, dice, entice, gneiss, ice, imprecise, lice, mice, nice, precise, price, rice, sice, slice, speiss, spice, splice, suffice, syce, thrice, top-slice, trice, twice, underprice, vice, Zeiss

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