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Definition of brevity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1the quality of using few words when speaking or writing synonym The report is a masterpiece of brevity. Charles Dickens was not known for his brevity. For the sake of brevity, I'd like to make just two points.
  2. 2the fact of lasting a short time the brevity of human life see also brief
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: brevity