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brevity

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈbrevəti/ formal
WORDS a quality that speech or writing has when it is short and contains few wordsLow, short and shallowNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
TIME the quality of lasting for a short timeLow, short and shallow
(Definition of brevity from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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