Definition of succinct in English:

succinct

Syllabification: suc·cinct
Pronunciation: /sə(k)ˈsiNG(k)t
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

succinctly

adverb
More example sentences
  • The image of dismemberment succinctly summarizes the history of African diaspora.
  • The judge succinctly summarised the rival contentions, as presented before him.
  • That probably summarises very succinctly the issues we currently have with the legislation.

succinctness

noun
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  • It presents the theory of dimension for separable metric spaces with what seems to be an impossible mixture of depth, clarity, precision, succinctness, and comprehensiveness.
  • Outstanding for her succinctness and profundity, she reminded one of her editors of Beethoven in his late period: ‘Where everything is getting pared down but the content is more concentrated’.
  • In his collection, poetic romance and realism, luxury and succinctness, conservatism and novelty are combined in a perfect way.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'encircled'): from Latin succinctus 'tucked up', past participle of succingere, from sub- 'from below' + cingere 'gird'.

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