noun see brief I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Briefness — Brief ness (br[=e]f n[e^]s), n. The quality of being brief; brevity; conciseness in discourse or writing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • briefness — See briefer. * * * …   Universalium

  • briefness — noun The characteristic of being brief …   Wiktionary

  • briefness — brief·ness || briːfnɪs n. quickness; brevity; shortness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • briefness — brief·ness …   English syllables

  • briefness — noun 1. the temporal property of being very short • Derivationally related forms: ↑brief • Hypernyms: ↑shortness 2. the attribute of being brief or fleeting • Syn: ↑brevity, ↑transience …   Useful english dictionary

  • brevity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. concision, briefness, shortness, transientness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shortness, conciseness, concision, briefness, terseness, pointedness, pithiness, compression, succinctness, crispness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • shortness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of length Nouns 1. shortness, brevity, briefness, conciseness; shortening, abbreviation, abridgement, retrenchment, curtailment; compression, condensation, initialism, contraction; reduction,… …   English dictionary for students

  • transience — noun 1. an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑transiency, ↑transitoriness • Derivationally related forms: ↑transitory (for: ↑transitoriness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • short and sweet — {adj.} Brief and to the point. * /Henry s note to his father was short and sweet. He wrote, Dear Dad, please send me $5. Love, Henry. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

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