succinct

[suhk-singkt]
adjective
1.
expressed in few words; concise; terse.
2.
characterized by conciseness or verbal brevity.
3.
compressed into a small area, scope, or compass.
4.
Archaic.
a.
drawn up, as by a girdle.
c.
encircled, as by a girdle.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin succinctus, past participle of succingere to gird, gather up (one's clothes), prepare for action, equivalent to suc- suc- + cing(ere) to gird, equip + -tus past participle suffix

succinctly, adverb
succinctness, noun
unsuccinct, adjective
unsuccinctly, adverb


1, 2. See concise.
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succinct (səkˈsɪŋkt)
 
adj
1.  marked by brevity and clarity; concise
2.  compressed into a small area
3.  archaic
 a.  encircled by or as if by a girdle
 b.  drawn up tightly; closely fitting
 
[C15: from Latin succinctus girt about, from succingere to gird from below, from sub- from below + cingere to gird]
 
suc'cinctly
 
adv
 
suc'cinctness
 
n

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succinct
early 15c., from M.Fr. succincte, from L. succinctus "prepared, ready, contracted, short," pp. of succingere "tuck up (clothes for action), gird from below," from sub "up from under" + cingere "to gird" (see cinch). Sense of "compressed" first recorded 1530s.
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Example sentences
Both languages feature prominently here, often mixing in conversation for convenience and succinctness.
The abstract's succinctness is preferred by some emergency room physicians.
For succinctness, a single reference to the appropriate container is used in these cases.
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