briefing

[ bree-fing ]
/ ˈbri fɪŋ /

noun

Military. a short, factual oral summary of the details of a current or projected military operation given to the participants or observers.
any set of concise instructions or a summary of events.

Origin of briefing

First recorded in 1860–65; brief + -ing1

Definition for briefing (2 of 2)

brief

[ breef ]
/ brif /

adjective, brief·er, brief·est.

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of brief

1250–1300; Middle English bref < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin brevis short; see breve
SYNONYMS FOR brief
2 terse, compact, pithy, condensed.
5 outline, précis, epitome, abstract. See summary.
14 summarize, outline.
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British Dictionary definitions for briefing (1 of 2)

briefing

/ (ˈbriːfɪŋ) /

noun

a meeting at which detailed information or instructions are given, as for military operations, etc
the facts presented during such a meeting

British Dictionary definitions for briefing (2 of 2)

brief

/ (briːf) /

adjective

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formsbriefly, adverbbriefness, noun

Word Origin for brief

C14: from Old French bref, from Latin brevis; related to Greek brakhus
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Idioms and Phrases with briefing

brief


see hold no brief for; in brief.

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