brachylogy

[ bruh-kil-uh-jee ]
/ brəˈkɪl ə dʒi /

noun, plural bra·chyl·o·gies for def. 2.

brevity of diction; concise or abridged form of expression.
an instance of this; a concise expression.

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Origin of brachylogy

First recorded in 1615–25; from Greek brachylogía “brevity in speech or writing”; see origin at brachy-, -logy
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British Dictionary definitions for brachylogy

brachylogy
/ (bræˈkɪlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a concise style in speech or writing
a colloquial shortened form of expression that is not the result of a regular grammatical processthe omission of "good" in the expression "Afternoon" is a brachylogy

Derived forms of brachylogy

brachylogous, adjective
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