cingo-, cing-, -cinct- +
(Latin: surrounding, to encircle, to go around; to bind, to gird)
2. To get a tight grip on.
3. Informal, to make certain; to secure, or to guarantee.
4. Etymology: American English, "saddle-girth", from Spanish cincha, "girdle"; from Latin cingulum, "a girdle"; from cingere, "to surround, to encircle".
The sense of "an easy thing" is from about 1898, via the notion of "a sure hold".
2. A girdle or belt; especially, a cord or sash tied around a priest's, monk's, or nun's habit (clothing).
3. The act of encircling or encompassing.
4. Something that encircles or surrounds.
2. The creation, by stereotaxic introduction of electrodes, of lesions in the gyrus cinguli for relief of intractable pain and in the treatment of psychiatric disorders and addictions.
Formerly, a unilateral or bilateral surgical excision of the anterior half of the cingulate (fiber bundle) gyrus (prominent rounded elevations in the brain), but now accomplished by electrolytic destruction of the anterior cingulate gyrus and callosum (fibers which unite).
2. Having a child developing in the womb (used euphemistically).
3. Etymology: from early 17th century via French from medieval Latin incincta, "not girded"; from Latin cincta, "girded".
2. A small electoral district of a city or town, forming part of a ward.
3. A U.S. public administration city area patrolled by police unit; such as, a district of a city or town under a particular unit of the police force.
4. A boundary marking out an area.
2. Characterizing a thought, an idea, a view, etc. in clear, precise, and brief expressions using few words; concise and terse: Tim tried to shorten his essay of 15 pages into a succinct version of only 2 pages and avoid all the wordy and drawn-out explanations which were not absolutely necessary.
Little Mary asked her mother for the 5th time if she could watch a crime movie on TV and her mother gave her a succinct, curt, and snappy answer and said, "No!"
3. Etymology: from Latin succinctus, "prepared, ready, contracted, short"; from succingere, "tuck up (clothes for action), gird from below"; from sub, "below" + cingere, "to gird".
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2. In a succinct manner or having characteristics of both brevity and clarity; concisely.
2. Marked by compact precise expression without wasted words.