concision

noun
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

Examples of concision in a Sentence

the essay is a marvel of concision and clarity
Recent Examples on the Web These interviews have been edited for clarity and concision. Brendan O'meara, Longreads, 21 July 2022 These interviews have been edited for clarity and concision. Brendan O'meara, Longreads, 21 July 2022 These interviews have been edited for clarity and concision. Brendan O'meara, Longreads, 20 June 2022 These interviews have been edited for clarity and concision. Brendan O'meara, Longreads, 20 June 2022 These interviews have been edited for clarity and concision. Brendan O'meara, Longreads, 10 May 2022 These interviews have been lightly edited for clarity and concision. Brendan O'meara, Longreads, 6 Apr. 2022 Perhaps the one thing Scott didn’t borrow from his predecessors was their concision. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 26 Feb. 2022 This is an intensely technical book and a work of extreme concision, in which complicated feelings have been pared down to their minimum and a life’s worth of experience reduced to strange, sometimes tender and sometimes ominous detail. Anahid Nersessian, The New York Review of Books, 8 Jan. 2022 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concision. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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