Definition of briefing in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbriːfɪŋ


1A meeting for giving information or instructions: a media briefing in the House of Commons
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  • Andron had spent her teen years sitting in on briefings and policy meetings.
  • The one she selected was almost identical to the one she always wore to her briefings and meetings.
  • Twice-daily media briefings served as the primary source of news, and access to the fires was severely restricted.
instructions, directions, guidelines, guidance
1.1 [mass noun] The action of informing or instructing someone: today’s briefing of Nato allies
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  • A nose-full of cordite in Sinai was worth many hours of briefing in a room in Tel Aviv.
  • The Bureau of Meteorology weather briefing provided a computer-modelled weather prediction for the next seven days.
  • But eventually duty called and I had to get back to the station for briefing.
press conference, conference, meeting, question and answer session;
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