[ kuhn-sizh-uhn ]
See synonyms for concision on
  1. concise quality; brevity; terseness.

  2. Archaic. a cutting up or off; mutilation.

Origin of concision

1350–1400; Middle English (<Middle French ) <Latin concīsiōn- (stem of concīsiō), equivalent to concīs(us) concise + -iōn--ion

Other words from concision

  • non·con·ci·sion, noun

Words Nearby concision Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use concision in a sentence

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for concision


/ (kənˈsɪʒən) /

  1. the quality of being concise; brevity; terseness

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