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1       adj   Something that is concise says everything that is necessary without using any unnecessary words.   (=succinct)  
Burton's text is concise and informative...     
  concisely      adv   ADV with v  
He'd delivered his report clearly and concisely.     
2       adj   A concise edition of a book, especially a dictionary, is shorter than the original edition.  
ADJ n  
...Sotheby's Concise Encyclopedia of Porcelain.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


brief, compact, compendious, compressed, condensed, epigrammatic, in a nutshell, laconic, pithy, short, succinct, summary, synoptic, terse, to the point  
   diffuse, discursive, garrulous, lengthy, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, wordy  

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