Brachylogy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brachylogy (Rhet) Conciseness of expression; brevity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brachylogy In rhetoric and grammar, brevity of diction; a concise or abridged form of expression; especially, non-repetition or omission of a word when its repetition or use would be necessary to complete the grammatical construction: as, I do not think so now, but I have (thought so); this is as good (as) or better than that.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. : brachy`s short + discourse: cf. F. brachylogie,