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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: brevitas, from brevis; BRIEF1

brevity

noun
     
brev‧i‧ty [uncountable] formal
1 the quality of expressing something in very few words [↪ brief]:
Letters published in the newspaper are edited for brevity and clarity.
2 the quality of continuing for only a short time [↪ brief]:
the brevity of her visit

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