- The definition of concise is expressing briefly and clearly.
An example of concise is "I like apples."
Origin: Classical Latin concisus, cut off, brief, past participle of concidere, to cut off ; from com-, intensive plush caedere, to cut: see -cide
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Origin: Latin concīsus, past participle of concīdere, to cut up : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.
- con·ciseˈly adverb
- con·ciseˈness noun