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ˈbrɛv ɪ tibrevi·ty

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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 comics.com site has allowed visitors to submit comments on each strip.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brevity

    brev′it-i, n. shortness: conciseness. [L. brevitasbrevis, short.]

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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brevity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brevity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of brevity in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey:

    It's staying. It's a good constraint for us and it allows for of-the-moment brevity.

  2. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    How very paltry and limited the normal human intellect is, and how little lucidity there is in the human consciousness, may be judged from the fact that, despite the ephemeral brevity of human life, the uncertainty of our existence and the countless enigmas which press upon us from all sides, everyone does not continually and ceaselessly philosophize, but that only the rarest of exceptions do.

  3. Tom Perez:

    Well the most important thing we're going to do is to build a fair, level playing field for everybody, i welcome the debate. I think there is going to be a bumper crop of candidates and that the American people are going to see a very robust Democratic Party. What will unite all of them is that they are all fighting for a better deal and a brighter future and better tomorrows for everyone, not just a few at the top. And what we're doing at the DNC is making sure we build the infrastructure, the organizing infrastructure, the technology infrastructure so that whoever ... becomes the nominee that they can walk into a DNC that enables them to sprint across the finish line.Listen hereWhile Perez said he hopes ideas and ideals are what helps to unite his party, it may just be mutual disgust for Trump that will act as the super glue for Democrats.Below are some of excerpts of my interview with DNC Chairman Tom Perez. This QA has been edited for brevity, clarity and flow.Mark Preston: As you look at the current state of play right now, what is the Democratic plan to address Donald Trump in this off year?Tom Perez: Step one is that we have to take on Donald Trump in all of these areas that he's trying to take America back, and make America weak, not make America great. Equally important though, we can't simply be against Donald Trump. We've got to articulate what we are for, and we have always been fighting for a fair shake for everyone. Listen hereFollow CNN OpinionJoin us on Twitter and FacebookPreston: (W)hen you were running for chairman, ... it was a bit of a contentious fight. There was a lot of criticism from the grassroots about the battle between establishment Democrats and grassroots Democrats. ... What is being done behind the scenes to try to bridge the divide between those two (factions)?Perez: Every single day we are leading with our values. ... If we want to address income inequality in this country, one of the most important things we can do is support efforts for people to unionize and form a union. When unions succeed, the middle class succeeds. When unions succeed, income inequality goes down, and what we have to do as a party is be out there on the issues that matter the most to people: health care, good jobs, the efforts to cut support for public education, we have to articulate what we stand for.

  4. Dorothy Parker:

    Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    To write good poems is the secret of brevity.

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