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1. briefly giving the gist of something;
- Example: "a short and compendious book"
- Example: "a compact style is brief and pithy"
- Example: "succinct comparisons"
- Example: "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
[syn: compendious, compact, succinct, summary]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Succinct \Suc*cinct"\, a. [L. succinctus, p. p. of succingere to gird below or from below, to tuck up; sub + cingere to gird. Cf. Cincture.] 1. Girded or tucked up; bound; drawn tightly together. [1913 Webster] His habit fit for speed succinct. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Compressed into a narrow compass; brief; concise. [1913 Webster] Let all your precepts be succinct and clear. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster] The shortest and most succinct model that ever grasped all the needs and necessities of mankind. --South. [1913 Webster] Syn: Short; brief; concise; summary; compendious; laconic; terse. [1913 Webster] -- Suc*cinct"ly, adv. -- Suc*cinct"ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

succinct adj 1: briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide- ranging subject" [syn: compendious, compact, succinct, summary]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "succinct": Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aphoristic, aposiopestic, axiomatic, blunt, brief, brusque, clipped, close, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, curtal, curtate, cut, decurtate, docked, elliptic, epigrammatic, formulaic, formulistic, gnomic, instantaneous, laconic, little, low, pithy, platitudinous, pointed, proverbial, pruned, pungent, reserved, sententious, short, short and sweet, shortened, summary, synopsized, synoptic, taciturn, terse, tight, to the point, transient, truncated