What does concise mean?

Definitions for concisekənˈsaɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word concise.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. concise(adj)

    expressing much in few words

    "a concise explanation"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Concise

    kon-sīs′, adj. cut short: brief.—v.t. (Milt.) to mutilate.—adv. Concise′ly.—ns. Concise′ness, the quality of being concise: terseness [Fr.,—L. concidĕre, concisum, from con, and cædĕre, to cut.]

Editors Contribution

  1. concise

    To use text, words and language that are necessary, simple and vital.

    The Government reports were concise, easy to read and understand and only a few pages long so easily digestible.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concise in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Jr. Strunk:

    Vigorous writing is concise.

  2. Hugh Dugan:

    This is the ‘ twitter ’ version of U.N. reform. It is very concise, therefore apparently less than robust.

  3. Lizzy Bowring:

    It's a slimmer silhouette -- much more concise and much more grown-up, it isn't a granola look, as one might say.

  4. John Rushworth:

    A clear, concise message that solved a need was key to those first sales, once I had the trust of my customers, the rest was history.

  5. Sbastien Dupr:

    We really didn’t market ourselves in a way that was conducive to growing our business, we were taking one job here, another job there -- we didn’t have a clear and concise business plan.

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