[kuh n-sahys-nis] /kənˈsaɪs nɪs/
the quality of being .
“expression of much in few words,” 1650s, from concise + -ness.
[Conciseness] is the English word familiar to the ordinary man: concision is the LITERARY CRITIC’S WORD, more recent in English, used by writers under French influence & often requiring the reader to stop & think whether he knows its meaning. [Fowler]
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.)
[kuh n-sahys] /kənˈsaɪs/ adjective 1. expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form but comprehensive in scope; succinct; terse: a concise explanation of the company’s retirement plan. /kənˈsaɪs/ adjective 1. expressing much in few words; brief and to the point adj. 1580s, from Latin concisus “cut off, brief,” past participle of concidere “to […]
[kuh n-sizh-uh n] /kənˈsɪʒ ən/ noun 1. quality; brevity; terseness. 2. Archaic. a cutting up or off; mutilation. /kənˈsɪʒən/ noun 1. the quality of being concise; brevity; terseness n. 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 […]
[kon-kleyv, kong-] /ˈkɒn kleɪv, ˈkɒŋ-/ noun 1. a private or secret meeting. 2. an assembly or gathering, especially one that has special authority, power, or influence: a conclave of political leaders. 3. the assembly or meeting of the cardinals for the election of a pope. 4. the body of cardinals; the College of Cardinals. 5. […]
[kon-kley-vist, kong-] /ˈkɒn kleɪ vɪst, ˈkɒŋ-/ noun 1. either of two persons who attend upon a cardinal at a conclave, one usually being an ecclesiastical secretary and the other a personal servant.