AskDefine | Define briefing

Dictionary Definition

briefing n : detailed instructions, as for a military operation

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A short and concise summary of a situation.
    The president received a briefing on the situation before going to the press conference.


  1. present participle of brief

Extensive Definition

Brief may refer to:
Briefs are a type of tight Y-shaped underwear and swimwear but may also refer to:
  • The Briefs, a Seattle band
  • Götz Briefs, a Catholic social theorist, social ethicist, social philosopher and political economist

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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