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brevity

noun [U] uk   /ˈbrev.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
using only a few words or lasting only a short time: His essays are models of clarity and brevity. Brevity is, in almost everything, a virtue.Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasiveShort in timeTemporary
(Definition of brevity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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