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brevity (n.)

"shortness," especially in speech or writing, c. 1500, from Latin brevitatem (nominative brevitas) "shortness" in space or time, from brevis "short" (from PIE root *mregh-u- "short").

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Definitions of brevity

brevity (n.)
the use of brief expressions;
brevity (n.)
the attribute of being brief or fleeting;
Synonyms: briefness / transience
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