concise adj : expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation" [ant: prolix]
EtymologyFrom Late Latin concisus ("cut short") < Latin concidere ("cut to pieces") < Latin caedere ("to cut, to strike down").
brief and precise
- Feminine plural form of conciso
- For the English word, see the Wiktionary definition of concise.
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