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1The skilful and harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something.
- ‘Chronic impatience for getting to the "bottom line" or to "the point" dulls sensitivity to what concinnity stands for.’
- ‘This presentation reviews the arguments for comprehensive integration, but advances a contrasting Christian view, that as all knowledge was designed by the Creator as a connected, discoverable, integrated whole, it is already a "concinnity".’
- ‘For a half-century, some version of this integrated vision, with its logical progression and simple concinnity - shuttle to station, station to ship, and thence to the planets!’
- ‘That geologic concinnity's taste is what we know and who we are.’
- 1.1 Studied elegance of literary or artistic style.
- ‘No mall store could create a thing of such simple, fragile concinnity.’
- ‘Generally the higher the art, the higher the degree of concinnity.’
Mid 16th century: from Latin concinnitas, from concinnus ‘skilfully put together’.
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