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