- concise quality; brevity; terseness.
- Archaic. a cutting up or off; mutilation.
Origin of concision
Related Words for concisioncondensation, economy, transitoriness, terseness, conciseness, crispness, concision, ephemerality, transience, pithiness, impermanence, succinctness, curtness
Examples from the Web for concision
Contemporary Examples of concision
Lachs writes with clarity and concision—admirable concision, considering how unwieldy university press offerings tend to be.America’s Meddlers Are Our Worst Enemies
October 3, 2014
I think The Ghost Writer, with its combination of concision and daring and wild ambition, might be a perfect novel.Five Great Literary Homes, From Pemberley to Ruth’s
March 18, 2014
The following transcript has been lightly edited for clarity and concision.The David Foster Wallace Generation
Seth Colter Walls
April 7, 2011
Historical Examples of concision
Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the concision: 3.Expositions of Holy Scripture
Concision does not alone explain this, it may be noticed in other plays of the Norwegian.Iconoclasts
Both phases remind us of the "concision" of Paul's later letters.The Making of the New Testament
Benjamin W. Bacon
Keep an eye on the dogs, on the evil workers, on the concision.
Beware of dogs: beware of evil workers: beware of the concision.
- the quality of being concise; brevity; terseness
Word Origin and History for concision
late 14c., "cutting away, mutilation," also, from 16c., "circumcision," from Latin concisionem "a separation into divisions," literally "a cutting up," noun of action from past participle stem of concidere "to cut up" (see concise). From 18c. it began to be used in the sense of conciseness (q.v.).