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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 brev·i·ty /ˈbrɛvəti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brev·i·ty n.; pl. Brevities
 1. Shortness of duration; briefness of time; as, the brevity of human life.
 2. Contraction into few words; conciseness.
    Brevity is the soul of wit.   --Shak.
    This argument is stated by St. John with his usual elegant brevity and simplicity.   --Bp. Porteus.
 Syn: -- Shortness; conciseness; succinctness; terseness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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