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concise

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Pronunciation: /kənˈsʌɪs
 
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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

Origin

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

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  • 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
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.

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