Definition of concise adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈsaɪs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsaɪs//
    Describing a story
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  1. 1giving only the information that is necessary and important, using few words a concise summary clear concise instructions See related entries: Describing a story
  2. 2[only before noun] (of a book) shorter than the original book, on which it was based a concise dictionary
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French concis or Latin concisus, past participle of concidere ‘cut up, cut down’, from con- ‘completely’ + caedere ‘to cut’.Extra examples a fairly concise account of the events She gave us clear and concise instructions. The minister gave a concise statement on the subject. This is just a concise dictionary—you should get yourself something bigger.
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