Meaning of brevity

brev•i•ty

Pronunciation: (brev'i-tē), [key]
— n.
  1. shortness of time or duration; briefness: the brevity of human life.
  2. the quality of expressing much in few words; terseness: Brevity is the soul of wit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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