abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, agglutination, apocope, astriction, astringency, bottleneck, cervix, circumscription, clamping, clamping down, clumping, clustering, coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compressure, concentration, concretion, condensation, consolidation, conspectus, constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, crush, curtailment, decrease, densification, diminuendo, elision, ellipsis, epitome, foreshortening, hardening, hourglass, hourglass figure, isthmus, knitting, narrow place, narrowing, neck, nip, pinch, precis, press, pressure, puckering, pursing, recap, recapitulation, reduction, retrenchment, shortening, solidification, squeeze, squeezing, stranglement, strangulation, striction, stricture, summary, summation, syncope, synopsis, systole, telescoping, tightening, truncation, tweak, wasp waist, wrinkling
conciseness, brevity, the soul of wit, laconism, Tacitus, ellipsis, syncope, abridgment, compression
, epitome, monostich, brunch word, portmanteau word, concise, brief, short, terse, close, to the point, exact, neat, compact, compressed, condensed, pointed, laconic, curt, pithy, trenchant, summary, pregnant, compendious, succinct, elliptical, epigrammatic, quaint, crisp, sententious, concisely, briefly, summarily, in brief, in short, in a word, in a few words, for shortness sake, to come to the point, to make a long story short, to cut the matter short, to be brief, it comes to this, the long and the short of it is, brevis esse laboro obscurus fio.
compend, compendium, abstract, precis, epitome, multum in parvo, analysis, pandect, digest, sum and substance, brief, abridgment, summary, apercu, draft, minute, note, excerpt, synopsis, textbook, conspectus, outlines, syllabus, contents, heads, prospectus, album, scrap book, note book, memorandum book, commonplace book, extracts, excerpta, cuttings, fugitive pieces, fugitive writing, spicilegium, flowers, anthology, collectanea, analecta, compilation, recapitulation, resume, review, abbreviation, abbreviature, contraction, shortening, compression
, compendious, synoptic, analectic, abrege, abridged, variorum, in short, in epitome, in substance, in few words, it lies in a nutshell.
contraction, reduction, diminution, decrease of size, defalcation, decrement, lessening, shrinking, compaction, tabes, collapse, emaciation, attenuation, tabefaction, consumption, marasmus, atrophy, systole, neck, hourglass, condensation, compression
, compactness, compendium, squeezing, strangulation, corrugation, astringency, astringents, sclerotics, contractility, compressibility, coarctation, inferiority in size, contracting, astringent, shrunk, contracted, strangulated, tabid, wizened, stunted, waning, neap, compact, unexpanded &c (expand), contractile, compressible, smaller &c (small).