from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To question to obtain knowledge or intelligence gathered especially on a military mission.
- transitive v. To instruct (a government agent, for example) not to reveal classified or secret information after employment has ceased.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To question someone after a military mission in order to obtain intelligence.
- v. To question someone, or a group of people, after the implementation of a project in order to learn from mistakes etc.
- v. To inform subjects of an experiment about what has happened in a complete and accurate manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. to interrogate (a person) who has recently experienced an event, to obtain information about that experience; -- used especially of military pilots or diplomatic agents who have just returned from a mission.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put someone through a debriefing and make him report
Denial of the debrief is also in direct violation of two Presidential Executive Order signed by Presidents Bush and
Soon, your email will be filled with feedback, customer analytics, and meeting reqs to debrief from the research department.
Jeff Jarvis links to a fascinating debrief from the Guardian's "white knuckle ride" after the first week of their CommentIsFree blog.
Tien was polygraphed, and his debrief is believed to be accurate.
One of the only ways these prisoners can get out the SHU is if they "debrief"--that is, give prison officials information on gang activity.
"Before we get back to what you charmingly call the debrief, Gus ..."
Then after that, after the debrief, which is expected to take two to three days, the crew members who are based at Whidbey Island at the Naval Air Station there in Washington state, will head back there and be reunited with families.
But the importance of that Bellevue murder operation was very great at the time because we brought the British Intelligence Services brought Kavitsky to London, to what is known as debrief him, to try and establish what it was that he knew.
And the chief engineer made sure that the subroutine logs of the transporter during the event were appended to the debrief, which is going to be a big help.
To "debrief" is to be targeted for death by gang members, so the prisoners are moved to "protective custody" - that is, another form of solitary confinement.