Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of debriefing or of being debriefed.
  • n. The information imparted during the process of being debriefed.

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  • n. The act of debriefing, or the state of being debriefed.
  • n. The report of a mission or project, or the information so obtained.
  • v. Present participle of debrief.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. report of a mission or task

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Examples

  • The process of debriefing is to fill in the blanks so everyone involved knows what went on - especially from an evidential point of view - not to make things up to cover our arses and unfortunately that very occasionally means having to wait until some time after the incident to get the best and most accurate account. on September 10, 2008 at 10: 20 pm | Reply TheBinarySurfer

    Good For The Goose « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Lobotomy is notorious for its over-zealous application and long-term damaging effects, post-trauma counselling - otherwise known as 'debriefing' - has been shown to make trauma worse in some people, and drug company advertising is widely cited for its insidious effects on both doctors and patients.

    Mind Hacks: July 2006 Archives

  • The so-called debriefing sessions became more and more delicate.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • The so-called debriefing was methodical and expert, to the extent that Naldo found himself being constantly surprised.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • What's going the happen now is there's going to be what is described as a debriefing period.

    CNN Transcript Mar 20, 2007

  • Now, last night, family members were taken to police headquarters for what police described as debriefing and counseling.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2005

  • Now, meantime, last night, family members were taken to police headquarters for what police describe as a debriefing and counseling.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2005

  • But that night I met with the parents and did a type of intervention called a debriefing, a crisis intervention or critical incident debriefing, ...

    CNN Transcript Feb 21, 2002

  • And I'm sure that part of the debriefing was a very, very detailed recounting of Lieutenant Osborn's recollections and as well as the others up front in the cockpit.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2001

  • It's not all just for the idea of debriefing them.

    CNN Transcript Apr 11, 2001

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