- Concise Con*cise", a. [L. concisus cut off, short, p. p. of
concidere to cut to pieces; con- + caedere to cut; perh. akin
to scindere to cleave, and to E. shed, v. t.; cf. F. concis.]
Expressing much in a few words; condensed; brief and
compacted; -- used of style in writing or speaking.
Where the author is . . . too brief and concise, amplify a little. --I. Watts.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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