Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) the attribute of being brief or fleeting
  2. (noun, communication) the use of brief expressions

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Synonyms of Brevity

briefness, transience

Alternate forms of Brevity

Derivations: brief

Hypernyms: duration, length, terseness

Origin of the word Brevity

  1. c.1500, from L. brevitatem (nom. brevitas) "shortness" in space or time, from brevis "short" (see brief). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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