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Definition of "concision" [con•ci•sion]

  • The state or quality of being concise: "a role made . . . dramatically accessible by the concision of the form” ( George Steiner). (noun)
  • Archaic A cutting apart or off. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "concision" in a sentence
  • "· I hardly ever do bullet points – you know concision is not my greatest suit, and they seem to have made the formatting go crazy."
  • "In 2009 I want to make a big effort to wrestle my posts back to a more reasonable length, concision is a virtue after all, and to make my style clearer and less intellectual."
  • ""Her mode of expression is a disarmingly clear and accessible style, characterized by concision, rhyme, wordplay and wit," concluded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which each year chooses winners through a secretive process and does not accept nominations."