American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of giving instructions or preparatory information to someone.
- n. A meeting at which such information is presented.
- n. The information conveyed at such a meeting.
- n. A short and concise summary of a situation.
- n. A presentation of information or instruction; the meeting at which it is presented.
- v. present participle of brief.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. giving detailed instructions, as for a military operation.
- n. a detailed set of instructions before an operation, given to those who are to execute it.
- n. a summary report of an operation or event after it has occurred, by a participant or observer.
- n. detailed instructions, as for a military operation
“This farce they call a briefing is just another log on the fire.”
“– - After he got an emergency briefing from a 5th grade science student.”
“My perception was sealed after a very detailed and convincing briefing from a senior Democratic Party official last week.”
“Mrs Perry has received a briefing from the Royal Military Police and we remain in contact with her regarding the investigation.”
“At a subsequent briefing from the military police's special investigation branch, it was established that what Mrs Perry describes as a "catalogue of errors" had been factors in his death.”
“If the number of federal prisoners sentenced to life without parole for nonhomicide crimes committed before the age of 18 was important, the Court could — and should — have asked for briefing from the SG.”
“The briefing is expected to begin no earlier than 5 p.m. EDT.”
“A briefing is being prepared for NASA Administrator Bolden for presentation as early as Monday.”
“Gates told reporters traveling with him that he received a briefing from the top U.S. general in Iraq, Ray Odierno.”
“And yesterday, I got a briefing from the attorney general.”
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