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The concept of lapidary comes from the Latin word lapidarius. The first meaning mentioned by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) in your dictionary refers to what is linked to precious stones (stones that, because of their transparency, hardness and fineness, are carved for use in luxury products).

It is known as lapidary, therefore, the individual who is dedicated to tillage or market stones lovely . The lapidary works with various elements and tools to perform precision carving.

Lapidary, on the other hand, is that related to inscriptions in the tombstones (stones with notes, notes, headings, etc.). It is also called lapidary who is responsible for record or make gravestones .

Beyond all these uses of the concept, the most frequent use of lapidary in everyday language is like adjective to qualify the expression or style that is characterized by its conciseness and for being strict .

For example: “The president of the club was lapidary with the player”, “The journalist made a lapidary analysis of the national reality”, "The young man offered a lapidary argument to justify his actions".

Suppose a basketball player (basketball ), at the end of a game, he is interviewed by a journalist. The reporter asks him what opinion he has about the performance of the judges, considering that there were several controversial failures during the course of the meeting. The athlete simply responds: “They had a disastrous performance and should never redirect”. Faced with this exclamation, it can be said that the basketball player was lapidary : He used few words and left no doubt about his opinion.

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