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 for brevity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brevity \Brev"i*ty\, n.; pl. Brevities. [L. brevitas, fr.
     brevis short: cf. F. bri[`e]vit['e]. See Brief.]
     1. Shortness of duration; briefness of time; as, the brevity
        of human life.
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     2. Contraction into few words; conciseness.
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              Brevity is the soul of wit.           --Shak.
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              This argument is stated by St. John with his usual
              elegant brevity and simplicity.       --Bp. Porteus.
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     Syn: Shortness; conciseness; succinctness; terseness.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the use of brief expressions
      2: the attribute of being brief or fleeting [syn: brevity,
         briefness, transience]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "brevity":
     brachylogy, briefness, brusqueness, compactness, compendiousness,
     conciseness, concision, crispness, curtness, dumbness, economy,
     economy of words, instantaneousness, laconicalness, laconicism,
     laconism, littleness, lowness, muteness, obmutescence, pauciloquy,
     pithiness, pointedness, quietness, quietude, reserve,
     sententiousness, short time, shortness, silence,
     sparingness of words, speechlessness, succinctness, summariness,
     swiftness, taciturnity, terseness, transience, unloquaciousness,
     untalkativeness, wordlessness

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