brev·i·ty

/ˈbrɛvəti/ noun [noncount]
: the quality of being brief: such as
a : the use of few words to say something

I've omitted certain passages for the sake of brevity. [=because I want to be brief]

The book's major flaw is its brevity.

Brevity is the soul of wit…” ‒Shakespeare, Hamlet (1600)

b : the quality or fact of lasting only for a short period of time

the brevity of youth


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • brev — sb., et, e, ene, i sms. brev , fx brevbunke, brevbærer …   Dansk ordbog

  • brev|i|ty — «BREHV uh tee», noun, plural ties. 1. shortness; briefness: »The brevity of the concert disappointed the audience. 2. shortness in speech or writing; contraction into a few words; conciseness: »Brevity in storytelling makes the story more… …   Useful english dictionary

  • brev. — 1. brevet. 2. brevier. * * * …   Universalium

  • brev — • skrivelse …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • brèv — bravo …   Dizionario Materano

  • Brev. — brevis, short …  

  • brev — i (L). Short …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • brev — abbreviation 1. brevet 2. brevier …   Useful english dictionary

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