- The definition of concise is expressing briefly and clearly.
An example of concise is "I like apples."
Origin of conciseClassical Latin concisus, cut off, brief, past participle of concidere, to cut off ; from com-, intensive + caedere, to cut: see -cide
Origin of conciseLatin concīsus, past participle of concīdere, to cut up : com-, intensive pref.; see com– + caedere, to cut; see ka&schwa;-id- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more concise, superlative most concise)
- brief, yet including all important information
From Late Latin concisus (“cut short”), from Latin concidere (“cut to pieces”), from caedere (“to cut, to strike down”).