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Terse

Language for decryption of hardware logic.

["Hardware Logic Simulation by Compilation", C. Hansen, 25th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conf, 1988].
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Narrated in Fiora's voice, the writing achieves a satisfying lyrical terseness at times, unadorned and yet deeply meaningful.
The film's terseness - suicidally un-Bond-like, in some eyes - suited his own.
A: Well, I must give you this month's award for terseness. Fortunately, your photos are quite good and tell me what I need to know.
The authors' terseness keeps the book moving forward at a fast pace, with each subsequent event limited to a single paragraph.
Backing up the terseness of the entries in the cells of the templates is a full report explaining why the entry is considered to be a strength, weakness, opportunity, or threat.
There is not a word wasted in these short, sharp, epigraphic paragraphs that rival even Hemingway in their terseness (and whose masterpiece, The Old Man And The Sea is an obvious antecedent).
None of the stories has the linguistic terseness typical of hardboiled noir.
I'm troubled a bit by the terseness, the awkward grammar and the punctuation, all of which distract me.
Similarly, she apologizes to Cassandra for (implied) criticism of her own letter's terseness: "I am sorry that you found such a conciseness in the strains of my first letter.
Creativity advances terse cognitive images analogous to terseness of language.
Given the terseness of his 1957-58 treatments, one might well wonder whether Elton had ever personally seen the map were it not for less understated remarks in a 1943 commentary so obscurely published that it was formally cited only once by Elton himself (in 1944, in a journal he edited) and once by zoologist K.