Brevity meaning

brĕv'ĭ-tē
The definition of brevity is defined as the quality of being brief.

An example of brevity is a point made quickly and clearly.

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Concise expression; terseness.
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The quality or state of being brief in duration.
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(uncountable) The quality of being brief in duration.
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The quality of being concise; terseness.
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(rare, countable) A short piece of writing.
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The quality of being brief; shortness of time.
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(uncountable) Succinctness; conciseness.
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Origin of brevity

  • Latin brevitās from brevis short brief
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • from Anglo-Norman brevité < from Old French brieveté < from Latin brevitātem, accusative of brevitās, from brevis (“short”).
    From Wiktionary
  • Borrowed directly from Latin brevitās; or
    From Wiktionary