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Definition of Tersest

Tersest
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 Tersest from wikipedia

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- (often qui ... - who ... ) Petition: "for one thing only and that in the tersest language" Aspiration: The desired result (begins with the word ut - in...
- brevity-enabling devices to compose what has often been described as the tersest and yet most complete grammar of any language." The monumental multi-volume...
- grammar underlying all human languages. The Gr**** grammar contains the tersest and most famous exposition: Grammar is one and the same in all languages...
- models of the previous century. Yet in his effort to give his thought the tersest and most concentrated statement, he sometimes becomes obscure by sheer...
- prepared without unnecessary delay with a motto expressing in the fewest tersest terms possible this national recognition." Several mottoes were considered...
- prepared without unnecessary delay with a motto expressing in the fewest tersest terms possible this national recognition." Several mottos were considered...
- had three different levels of "detail" in commands and output, with the tersest mode condensing commands into a code-like format. Command structure was...
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