Definition of concision
1 archaic : a cutting up or off
2 : the quality or state of being concise
Examples of concision in a Sentence
the essay is a marvel of concision and clarity
Recent Examples of concision from the Web
Concrete poetry's roots in Futurism and Dada are nicely illustrated here, and the show asserts an affinity between the clever concision of these postwar works and the strategies of today's texts and tweets.
In these cases, a translator can try to capture more of the significance with a double translation, at the cost, however, of giving up the concision of the original.
In everyday speech, in legal texts and even in translations of Genesis, one person’s surplusage may be another person’s way of dealing with inevitable trade-offs between clarity and concision.
The pacing could be tightened in places and some judicious editing would provide more heft and concision to the second act’s celebration of overcoming adveristy.
And yet another shift carried the evening to a more affirmative if somewhat quizzical conclusion, with Sibelius’s last symphony, the single-movement No. 7, his ultimate effort in a long quest to express big thoughts with extreme concision.
Our conversation has been edited for concision and clarity.
As Michell establishes with tantalizing concision in the pre-title sequence, Ambrose's letters home had taken a couple of drastic turns in recent months, from enchantment to mistrust to outright terror.
All are delivered with a wit and concision reminiscent of Lydia Davis and Diane Williams, a wry intelligence and keen irony that don’t prevent Unferth’s prose from offering deep emotional intimacy.
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Origin and Etymology of concision
Middle English, from Latin concision-, concisio, from concidere
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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