Definition of concise in English:



  • Giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive.

    ‘a concise account of the country's history’
    • ‘Well, the drug companies say that they provide education in a clear and concise way.’
    • ‘Overall, the book is very useful as it provides concise recent information on the subject.’
    • ‘Each chapter starts with a question, which is followed by a clear and concise answer.’
    • ‘It is fantastic - clear, concise, and just what you would need if you were visiting for the first time.’
    • ‘It should have clear headings, concise paragraphs and snappy sentences.’
    • ‘The production is clear and concise with no sounds distorting or dropping out.’
    • ‘The explanation of the science at work was clear, concise and comprehensible.’
    • ‘I was given clear and concise information, and, on the basis of this, my verbal consent was obtained.’
    • ‘A brief and concise explanation of the rules would be appropriate but far too difficult.’
    • ‘It's good to see an argument stated in a clear and concise way but with all its essential components.’
    • ‘We need to have a clear, fairly concise, number of recognisable brands.’
    • ‘First, there must be a clear and concise formulation of the data to be transmitted.’
    • ‘In a time of crisis, real information, supplied in clear and concise terms is gold and the rest is just dross.’
    • ‘The bandwidth constraints of the internet force us to find more concise ways to represent information.’
    • ‘Compared to the seeming waffle of Chamberlain, Churchill's account was clear and concise.’
    • ‘Above all this, we must maintain clear and concise information on the extent of the damage.’
    • ‘At the top of the slope, Lawrence offered encouragement and direction that was clear, concise, and visual.’
    • ‘She had been taken off the system because management only used staff with clear, concise and friendly voices, it said.’
    • ‘There are so many shows the we have to keep the reviews very short and concise.’
    • ‘It needs to make up its mind because investors like to see a clear and concise strategy.’
    succinct, short, brief, to the point, pithy, incisive, short and sweet, crisp
    abridged, condensed, compressed, abbreviated, compact, compendious, potted, thumbnail, in a nutshell
    epigrammatic, aphoristic
    terse, laconic, sparing
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Late 16th century: from French concis or Latin concisus, past participle of concidere cut up, cut down, from con- completely + caedere to cut.