concise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin concisus (cut short), from concidere (cut to pieces), from caedere (to cut, to strike down).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˈsaɪs/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪs

Adjective[edit]

concise (comparative more concise, superlative most concise)

  1. brief, yet including all important information
  2. (obsolete) physically short or truncated
    • 1856, Lady Emmeline Charlotte E. Stuart Wortley, The Sweet South (page 56)
      This, however, must refer solely to the length; unfortunately they were far too broad in proportion (the fault I have always observed in them). This directly gives a slightly hoofish look, as in the concise Chinese feet.

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Verb[edit]

concise (third-person singular simple present concises, present participle concising, simple past and past participle concised)

  1. (India, transitive) To make concise; to abridge or summarize.

French[edit]

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concise

  1. feminine singular of concis

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

concise

  1. feminine plural of conciso

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Participle[edit]

concīse

  1. vocative masculine singular of concīsus

References[edit]

  • concise in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • concise in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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