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BREVITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brevity mean? 

BREVITY (noun)
  The noun BREVITY has 2 senses:

1. the use of brief expressions
2. the attribute of being brief or fleeting

  Familiarity information: BREVITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BREVITY (noun)


Sense 1brevity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The use of brief expressions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("brevity" is a kind of...):

terseness (a neatly short and concise expressive style)


Sense 2brevity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The attribute of being brief or fleeting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

brevity; briefness; transience

Hypernyms ("brevity" is a kind of...):

duration; length (continuance in time)


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