Con*cise" (?), a. [L. concisus cut off, short, p. p. of concidere to cut to pieces; con- + caedere to cut; perh. akin to scindere to cleave, and to E. shed, v.t.; cf. F. concis.]

Expressing much in a few words; condensed; brief and compacted; -- used of style in writing or speaking.

The concise style, which expresseth not enough, but leaves somewhat to be understood. B. Jonson.

Where the author is . . . too brief and concise, amplify a little. I. Watts.

Syn. -- Laconic; terse; brief; short; compendious; summary; succinct. See Laconic, and Terse.


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