Etymology
Advertisement

conciseness (n.)

"brevity of statement, expression of much in few words," 1650s, from concise + -ness.

[Conciseness] is the English word familiar to the ordinary man: concision is the LITERARY CRITIC'S WORD, more recent in English, used by writers under French influence & often requiring the reader to stop & think whether he knows its meaning. [Fowler]

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of conciseness

conciseness (n.)
terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words;
Synonyms: concision / pithiness / succinctness
From wordnet.princeton.edu