concise quality; brevity; terseness.
Archaic. a cutting up or off; mutilation.
- non·con·ci·sion, noun
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How to use concision in a sentence
Lachs writes with clarity and concision—admirable concision, considering how unwieldy university press offerings tend to be.
Wall Street Journal: “Begley has a great many strengths—concision, eloquence, an eagle eye—and few of the usual shortcomings.”
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 DAILY BEAST
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The beautiful concision of style in this document gave Algernon a feeling of profound deference toward the law and its officers.Rhoda Fleming, Complete | George Meredith
The thinking is magnificently done from this passage up to page sixteen or twenty, stated with great concision.Instigations | Ezra Pound
I believe that any English poet of to-day would be thankful for the concision that a Chinese poetaster attains without effort.Language | Edward Sapir
Nowhere do we see more clearly his most characteristic excellences, his delicacy, his power of antithesis, his concision.Modernities | Horace Barnett Samuel
Whatever may have been Morris' tendency when he wrote his own poetry, he knew when concision was a virtue in the poetry of others.The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature | Conrad Hjalmar Nordby
British Dictionary definitions for concision
the quality of being concise; brevity; terseness
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