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 Read on for Fortune’s interview with Girouard, which has been edited for clarity and concision. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Upstart CEO talks major IPO ‘pop,’ A.I. racial bias, and Google," 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, "Adrian Tomine’s “Love Life”," 30 Nov. 2020 Cristobal Balenciaga’s 1967 single seam wedding dress seems like a good idea for right now, an expression of concision and ingenuity shown with a dramatic curved hat meant to act as the look’s veil. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Spring 2021 Accessories Trend Report," 15 Oct. 2020 Ernest Hemingway had aligned the mustache with distinctly American ideas of masculine bravado, concision and sport. Wesley Morris, New York Times, "My Mustache, My Self," 14 Oct. 2020 Louise Glück, an American poet long revered for the power, inventiveness and concision of her work and for her generosity to younger writers, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature., "American Poet Louise Glück Wins Nobel Prize in Literature," 8 Oct. 2020 Several of the most transformative apparatuses of this era tend toward concision. Jason Parham, Wired, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wields Brevity as a Superpower," 19 Aug. 2020 The introduction was revised for clarity and concision. Keith Ladzinski, National Geographic, "What's the safest way to move about now?," 28 July 2020 The result is less experimental but feels more illuminating, erring on the side of verbosity in contrast to the concision of its predecessor. Briana Younger,, "On The Album, Teyana Taylor reframes marriage and motherhood," 19 June 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 8 Mar. 2021.

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