Definitions for Brevityˈbrɛv ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

brev•i•ty*ˈbrɛv ɪ ti(n.)

  1. shortness of time or duration; briefness.

  2. the quality of expressing much in few words.

* Syn: brevity , conciseness refer to the use of few words in speaking. brevity emphasizes the short duration of speech: reduced to extreme brevity.conciseness emphasizes compactness of expression: clear in spite of great conciseness.

Origin of brevity:

1500–10; < AF brevite, OF brievete. See brief , -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brevity(noun)

    the use of brief expressions

  2. brevity, briefness, transience(noun)

    the attribute of being brief or fleeting


  1. brevity(Noun)

    The quality of being brief in duration.

  2. brevity(Noun)

    Succinctness; conciseness.

  3. brevity(Noun)

    A short piece of writing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brevity(noun)

    shortness of duration; briefness of time; as, the brevity of human life

  2. Brevity(noun)

    contraction into few words; conciseness


  1. Brevity

    Brevity is a single-panel newspaper comic strip created by Guy Endore-Kaiser and Rodd Perry. Brevity originally began on Comics Sherpa. It debuted in 55 newspapers on January 3, 2005. Today, Brevity is published in over 130 newspapers in the USA and Canada. There are currently four published collections and one treasury. The comic often features talking animals interacting with each other and with humans in otherwise mundane situations. For example one strip features a family of bears shopping for a new house, asking if the neighbors taste good. Another strip features a songbird complaining about a woman who's staring at him, but all she hears is beautiful singing. In the past few years the site has allowed visitors to submit comments on each strip.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A desirable quality in the Fourth of July oration but not in the fireworks.


  1. Brevity

    Brevity provides breakthrough technology that offers for the first time the ability to simultaneous transcode while transporting video at incredibly fast speeds.Brevity has taken on the complexity challenge of big data and endless formats. With its innovative, patent-pending technology, Brevity brings together highly advanced compression algorithms with teraFLOPS of graphical processing computing power (GPUs) to provide integrated transcode and transport. This powerful combination enables greater utilization - speed- of any network’s capacity and promises to transform file based workflows across the M&E industry.Led by the entrepreneurial acumen of its founders, Brevity has attracted an eclectic and talented cross-functional team of people from vision sciences, hardware and software engineering, video technology, business operations, and the media and entertainment industry. Brevity continues to push the boundaries of what is possible and ensures sustained technological innovation and excellence in business execution.As of April 2012, Brevity has raised $7.7MM in angel funding, and an undisclosed investment from The Kraft Group.

Translations for Brevity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


shortness (of speech, writing, time etc)

He is well known for the brevity of his speeches.

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