brief; short

brief; short
кус; краток

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  • brief, short — Brief applies especially to duration of time (a brief stay in a hospital). Brief also means concise, curt, and succinct : The chairman made a brief talk of only five minutes. Short applies to both time and space: That was a short meeting. Joe is… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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  • short — See brief. See brief, short …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • short-lived — adjective it was a short lived romance Syn: brief, short, momentary, temporary, impermanent, cursory, fleeting, passing, fugitive, lightning, transitory, transient, ephemeral, quick …   Thesaurus of popular words

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  • brief — 1 n [Old French bref brief letter, writ indicating legal proceedings, from Late Latin brevis breve short document, summary, from Latin brevis, adjective, short] 1: a concise statement of a client s case written for the instruction of an attorney… …   Law dictionary

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  • Short Code (computer language) — Short Code was one of the first higher level languages ever developed for an electronic computer.Sebesta, W.S Concepts of Programming languages. 2006;M6 14:18 pp.44. ISBN# 0 321 33025 0] Unlike machine code Short Code statements represented… …   Wikipedia

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