Nitty-gritty is slang for the basic facts, key details or most practical aspects.
Of or like an aphorism
The definition of compact is a person or thing that takes up a small amount of space.
Having the nature of an epigram; terse, witty, etc.
Disposed or intended in a specified manner. Often used in combination:
The slender part of a flower pistil, connecting the ovary and the stigma. The pollen tube grows through the style delivering the pollen nuclei to the ovary.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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