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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brevity  \Brev"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Brevities}.  [L.  brevitas  fr 
  brevis  short:  cf  F.  bri[`e]vit['e].  See  {Brief}.] 
  1.  Shortness  of  duration;  briefness  of  time;  as  the  brevity 
  of  human  life. 
 
  2.  Contraction  into  few  words  conciseness. 
 
  Brevity  is  the  soul  of  wit.  --Shak. 
 
  This  argument  is  stated  by  St  John  with  his  usual 
  elegant  brevity  and  simplicity.  --Bp.  Porteus. 
 
  Syn:  Shortness;  conciseness;  succinctness;  terseness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brevity 
  n  1:  the  use  of  brief  expressions 
  2:  the  attribute  of  being  brief  or  fleeting  [syn:  {briefness}, 
  {transience}] 




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