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brachylogy

[bruh-kil-uh-jee] /brəˈkɪl ə dʒi/
noun, plural brachylogies.
1.
brevity of diction; concise or abridged form of expression.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Greek brachylogía brevity in speech. See brachy-, -logy
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British Dictionary definitions for brachylogy

brachylogy

/bræˈkɪlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
a concise style in speech or writing
2.
a colloquial shortened form of expression that is not the result of a regular grammatical process: the omission of "good" in the expression "Afternoon" is a brachylogy
Derived Forms
brachylogous, adjective
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