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briefing

[bree-fing] /ˈbri fɪŋ/
noun
1.
Military. a short, factual oral summary of the details of a current or projected military operation given to the participants or observers.
2.
any set of concise instructions or a summary of events.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; brief + -ing1
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  • The remaining ward was used for examinations, briefings and medical clearance.
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briefing

/ˈbriːfɪŋ/
noun
1.
a meeting at which detailed information or instructions are given, as for military operations, etc
2.
the facts presented during such a meeting
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briefing

n.

"fact or situation of giving preliminary instructions," 1910 (but popularized by World War II pre-flight conferences), verbal noun from brief (v.).

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