from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An informal news briefing for reporters by an official often speaking off the record.
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- n. an official briefing or document giving background information
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- n. a press conference or interview in which a government official explains to reporters the background of an action or policy
background + -er (Wiktionary)