succinct

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj succinct briefly giving the gist of something "a short and compendious book","a compact style is brief and pithy","succinct comparisons","a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Succinct Compressed into a narrow compass; brief; concise. "Let all your precepts be succinct and clear.""The shortest and most succinct model that ever grasped all the needs and necessities of mankind."
    • Succinct Girded or tucked up; bound; drawn tightly together. "His habit fit for speed succinct ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • succinct Prawn up, or held up, by or as by a girdle or band; passed through the girdle, as a loose garment the folds of which are so retained; hence, unimpeded.
    • succinct Compressed into a small compass, especially into few words; characterized by verbal brevity; short; brief; concise; terse: as, a succinct account of the proceedings of the council.
    • succinct In entomology, girdled, as a lepidopterous pupa; having the character of those chrysalids which are supported by a silken thread around the middle. See cut b under Papilionidæ. Synonyms Condensed, Laconic, etc. See concise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Succinct suk-singkt′ short: concise
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. succinctus, p. p. of succingere, to gird below or from below, to tuck up; sub + cingere, to gird. Cf. Cincture
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. succinctussub, up, cingĕre, to gird.

Usage

In literature:

Then rapidly, succinctly, and clearly he went over the case, and laid out a course of treatment.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
Its history is succinctly recorded by Dugdale.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
As Rajah Muda Hassan has been so frequently mentioned, it may be as well to give a succinct outline of his history.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
Since, however, he has made the Query, I will answer it as succinctly as I can.
"Notes and Queries, Number 78, April 26, 1851" by Various
Those facts had found a succinct expression by the aid of Kepler's laws.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
It was very brief, very succinct, very informing, and very satisfactory.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
Frederick answered succinctly, and bit his lips.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
A succinct summary of all the respectable criticisms, in the way of conjecture, on the text.
"Notes and Queries, Number 195, July 23, 1853" by Various
The calamities which we experienced from that event shall be related succinctly in their proper places.
"The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus" by Ammianus Marcellinus
Those succinct sentences were the finest I had ever heard.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

To make the matter more succinct:
Suppose my fellow man extinct.
Why, who would not approve the plan
Save possibly my fellow man?
Yet with a politician's voice
He names himself as Nature's choice.
"À Bas Ben Adhem" by Ogden Nash
"Once," the said wight began,
"I knew not what the blues meant, I was a genial man,
And never shirked amusement. I shot, I rode, I rinked,
I trod the mazy measure, My life, to be succinct,
Was one long road of pleasure.
"For One Night Only (A Tragedy) " by P G Wodehouse
Richly resonant and succinct As the carolling bobolink,
Tang of pine and cedar limbs
Where a peak of silence brims
Past the lake and cataract On an extinct glacier track;
Lightning bolt, thunder cloud
Let this fragrance be allowed!
"Ukase" by Norman MacLeod

In news:

) It also conveys a complex message, if I can unpack it succinctly: peaceful scene + at-leisure young people + pepper-spray cop = How times have changed.
Howell says, "It was such a good and succinct description of how copy editors see their work that I thought it was worth sharing with readers".
The late Atlanta newspaper columnist and Southern humorist Lewis Grizzard explained it succinctly.
Law professor Stephen Bainbridge's succinct assessment.
Even after more than a century of achievement, one fact succinctly summarizes Real Madrid's status in soccer.
I have always enjoyed Freeman Dyson's insightful and succinct reviews and "Rocket Man" is no exception.
The company's motto, "Think fast," succinctly describes its role in the computer communications business.
I wanted to congratulate Jim Dyment in his letter to the editor (Aug 25 Record ) for succinctly summing up the military presence on Whidbey Island and their importance for the economy.
Not surprisingly, Barbara Bush said it most succinctly: "The first lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does.".
A very succinct post for me: yes.
Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus.
Famous playwrights don't offer succinct explanations of their plays very often.
Occupying the other end of the publishing spectrum, at a succinct 135 pages, is Cocktails : A Global History (Reaktion, $18).
Have the witness relax and be unhesitant, succinct, and candid in answering questions.
Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato's message to the rest of the Thundering Herd was succinct.
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In science:

As a result, we understand almost completely the computational complexity of exact Nash equilibria (they are PPAD-complete for games described explicitly [11, 5] and PLS-complete for games described succinctly ).
On the performance of approximate equilibria in congestion games
Text, graphics, and mathematics require editing. A large spreadsheet may need to be rewritten several times, as we find that we have misoriented data types, understood the problem better, or found a more succinct way to express the model.
New Guidelines For Spreadsheets
Using the special notation for type (2) Whitehead automorphisms, we can restate the definitions of Ωs and Ωℓ more succinctly. A Whitehead automorphism α is in Ωℓ if it is of type (1), or if α is of type (2) and we can write α = (A, a) for some A with A ∩ lkL (a) =
Peak reduction and finite presentations for automorphism groups of right-angled Artin groups
Since the length of this word may grow exponentially with the size (number of productions) of the SLP, SLPs can be seen indeed as a succinct string representation.
Compressed word problems in HNN-extensions and amalgamated products
Hastad’s result shows that it is NP-hard to approximate CAs to within Ω(√m) even for succinctly representable valuation functions.
Price of Anarchy for Greedy Auctions
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