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conciseness

[ kuhn-sahys-nis ]
/ kənˈsaɪs nɪs /
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noun
the quality of being concise.
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Origin of conciseness

First recorded in 1650–60; concise + -ness

synonym study for conciseness

See brevity.
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How to use conciseness in a sentence

Cultural definitions for conciseness

conciseness

Economy in writing or speaking. “Bill loves to go to the movies because watching films is a real pleasure to him” is not as concise as “Bill loves to watch movies.” (Compare circumlocution.)

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