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Definition of Terser

Terser
Terse Terse, a. [Compar. Terser; superl. Tersest.] [L. tersus, p. p. of tergere to rub or wipe off.] 1. Appearing as if rubbed or wiped off; rubbed; smooth; polished. [Obs.] Many stones, . . . although terse and smooth, have not this power attractive. --Sir T. Browne. 2. Refined; accomplished; -- said of persons. [R. & Obs.] ``Your polite and terse gallants.' --Massinger. 3. Elegantly concise; free of superfluous words; polished to smoothness; as, terse language; a terse style. Terse, luminous, and dignified eloquence. --Macaulay. A poet, too, was there, whose verse Was tender, musical, and terse. --Longfellow. Syn: Neat; concise; compact. Usage: Terse, Concise. Terse was defined by Johnson ``cleanly written', i. e., free from blemishes, neat or smooth. Its present sense is ``free from excrescences,' and hence, compact, with smoothness, grace, or elegance, as in the following lones of Whitehead: ``In eight terse lines has Ph[ae]drus told (So frugal were the bards of old) A tale of goats; and closed with grace, Plan, moral, all, in that short space.' It differs from concise in not implying, perhaps, quite as much condensation, but chiefly in the additional idea of ``grace or elegance.' -- Terse"ly, adv. -- Terse"ness, n.

Meaning of Terser from wikipedia

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- TERSE is an IBM archive file format that supports lossless compression. A TERSE file may contain a sequential data set, a partitioned data set (PDS),...
- Concision (also called brevity, laconicism, or conciseness), is a writing principle of eliminating redundancy. For example, a sentence of "It is a fact...
- lengthy narratives to describe each move; these gradually evolved into terser notation systems. Currently algebraic chess notation is the accepted standard...
- A laconic phrase or laconism is a concise or terse statement, especially a blunt and elliptical rejoinder. It is named after Laconia, the region of Greece...
- denoting 'delimitation', 'distinction', and 'definition') is a concise, terse, laconic, or memorable expression of a general truth or principle. They...
- Punta Tersiva (French: Pointe Tersive) (3,512m) is a mountain of the Graian Alps in Aosta Valley, north-western Italy. It is described as an "elegant...
- guitar textures of art rock, the '50s rockabilly revival and the melodious terseness of power pop—and mixed them into a personal and appealing blend." The...
- the development section of the finale of Mozart’s Symphony No. 41: Even terser are the exchanges between wind and strings in the first movement of Beethoven's...
- the Civil War, he often spoke of his recent experiences, typically "in terse and often eloquent language." Grant's interpretations changed—in his letters...
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