Origin of conciseClassical Latin concisus, cut off, brief, past participle of concidere, to cut off from com-, intensive + caedere, to cut: see -cide
An example of concise is "I like apples."
Origin of conciseLatin concīsus past participle of concīdere to cut up com- intensive pref. ; see com- . caedere to cut ; see kaə-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”).
- His arguments were concise, simple, and clear.
- His style is elevated and concise, but somewhat difficult.
- While Schiller's standpoint was too essentially that of his time to lay claim to finality, it is, on the whole, the most concise statement we possess of the literary theory which lay behind the classical literature of Germany.
- The Sorbonne issued a concise series of twenty-five articles, refuting the Institutes of Calvin.
- Siebeck would reduce it within very small dimensions, but this is not borne out by the concise history found at Herculaneum (Index herc., ed.