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Adjective
Short in length or extent
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“The foreword provides a brief synopsis of what is to come in the rest of the book.”
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Short in duration
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“Only then does the audience have its brief opportunity to launch incisive ripostes into the heart of the thesis.”
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Brief in one's manner of speaking, potentially rude
“She brushed me off, this time with a brief request that I would go and boil my head.”
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(of a piece of clothing) Not covering much of the body
“Mosquito bites line the insides of my legs only stopping at the brief cloth on my lower body that some would call shorts.”
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Somewhat small
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Not sustainable
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Irritable, often due to old age
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Verb
To provide information to
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“Her mother then calls everyone in her Rolodex to brief them on her medical crisis while scheduling a farewell martini.”
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To summarize an event or recent development to someone
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“Part of your role will be to brief the latest market developments for the research team.”
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To give an account of
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To make clear or understandable
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A set of instructions given to a person about a job or task
“Adam brought his ten-year-old son to him, with a brief to knock the boy's piano technique into shape.”
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A responsibility or duty assigned to someone
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“The engineer's brief was to conduct the necessary research into discovering more efficient methods of production.”
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A brief summary of something presented
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“Could you provide me with a brief of the meeting I just missed?”
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A summary of the facts and legal points in a case given to a barrister to argue in court
“His lawyers would proceed to assemble a legal brief outlining their client's innocence.”
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A solicitor or barrister
“His brief's eloquence would save him from certain prison time.”
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A statement or account that makes something clear
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Job description
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A report or announcement (of news)
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The task or area of activity officially assigned to an individual or organization
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A meeting at which reporters ask questions
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A short description of a book, film, or other work, written and used for promotional purposes
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A list of works of art in an exhibition or collection, with detailed comments and explanations
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