terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑concision, ↑pithiness, ↑succinctness
Derivationally related forms: ↑succinct (for: ↑succinctness), ↑pithy (for: ↑pithiness), ↑concise
Hypernyms: ↑terseness

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  • Conciseness — Con*cise ness, n. The quality of being concise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conciseness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Conciseness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 conciseness conciseness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 brevity brevity => the soul of wit, the soul of wit laconism Sgm: N 1 Tacitus Tacitus Sgm: N 1 ellipsis ellipsis …   English dictionary for students

  • Conciseness — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Conciseness (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on concise instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/concise …   Wikipedia

  • conciseness — concise ► ADJECTIVE ▪ giving a lot of information clearly and in few words. DERIVATIVES concisely adverb conciseness noun concision noun. ORIGIN Latin concisus cut up, cut down …   English terms dictionary

  • conciseness — noun see concise …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conciseness — /keuhn suys nis/, n. the quality of being concise. [1650 60; CONCISE + NESS] Syn. terseness, pithiness. See brevity. * * * …   Universalium

  • conciseness — noun The property of being concise, succinctness. Syn: concision, brevity, succinctness, terseness …   Wiktionary

  • conciseness — con cise·ness || nɪs n. quality of being brief and comprehensive, succinctness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conciseness — con·cise·ness …   English syllables

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