Definitions for concisekənˈsaɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. expressing much in few words; brief but comprehensive; succinct; terse.

* Syn: concise , succinct , terse refer to speech or writing that uses few words to say much. concise implies that unnecessary details or verbiage have been eliminated: a concise summary of a speech. succinct suggests clarity of expression as well as brevity: praised for her succinct statement of the problem. terse suggests brevity combined with wit or polish to produce particularly effective expression; however, it may also suggest brusqueness: a terse prose style; offended by a terse reply.

Origin of concise:

1580–90; < L concīsus cut short, orig. ptp. of concīdere to cut up


Princeton's WordNet

  1. concise(adj)

    expressing much in few words

    "a concise explanation"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. concise(adjective)ənˈsaɪs

    clear, but using few words

    a concise statement


  1. concise(Adjective)

    brief, yet including all important information

  2. Origin: From concisus, from concidere, from caedere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concise(adj)

    expressing much in a few words; condensed; brief and compacted; -- used of style in writing or speaking


  1. Concise

    Concise is a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


brief but comprehensive

a clear concise statement.

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