A terse “Obama on homeowners under water: Have made some progress, but more needed, looking at options.”
She had earlier offered a terse description of how her asthmatic brother had come to die.
And on Friday, she filed for divorce with a terse statement saying there were "many unsuccessful efforts at reconciliation."
1590s (implied in tersely), "clean-cut, burnished, neat," from French ters "clean," from Latin tersus "wiped off, clean, neat," from past participle of tergere "to rub, polish, wipe." Sense of "concise or pithy in style or language" is from 1777, which led to a general sense of "neatly concise." The pejorative meaning "brusque" is a fairly recent development. Related: Terseness.
Language for decryption of hardware logic.
["Hardware Logic Simulation by Compilation", C. Hansen, 25th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conf, 1988].