con·​ci·​sion | \ kən-ˈsi-zhən How to pronounce concision (audio) \

Definition of concision

1 archaic : a cutting up or off
2 : the quality or state of being concise

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Examples of concision in a Sentence

the essay is a marvel of concision and clarity
Recent Examples on the Web The resultant music blends freewheeling improvisation, eclecticism, and concision., 9 June 2021 Here is that conversation, edited and condensed for clarity and concision. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 28 May 2021 Below is our chat, edited for clarity and concision. Philip Elliott, Time, 1 June 2021 Below is the transcript, lightly edited for concision and clarity. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 14 Apr. 2021 The physicality of Walter’s performance, combined with the concision of Lucille’s cruelties toward relatives and service workers, proved to be catnip for the then-new genres of the GIF and the YouTube compilation. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 26 Mar. 2021 The melancholia that courses through this movie is of a piece with its minimalism, notable in the concision of the individual scenes and the overall running time. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2021 Read on for Fortune’s interview with Girouard, which has been edited for clarity and concision. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 18 Dec. 2020 Your work tends toward concision, yet a big part of the pleasure in this cover is the accumulation of details. Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker, 30 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of concision

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for concision

Middle English, from Latin concision-, concisio, from concidere

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“Concision.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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