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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concise  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  concise 
  adj  :  expressing  much  in  few  words  "a  concise  explanation"  [ant: 
  {prolix}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CONCISE 
  COSINE  Network's  Central  Information  Service  for  Europe  (COSINE,  network) 
 
 




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