Complete Definition of "brief"

see|Brief
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/briËf/, SAMPA|/bri:f/
audio|en-us-brief.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Of short duration or distance.
  2. concise|Concise.

Derived terms
briefly

Translations
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rfc-trans
Armenian: Õ¯Õ¡ÖÕ³ (kardz)
Catalan: breu, concís
Danish: kort
Dutch: bondig
French: bref
German: kurz
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Indonesian: singkat, ringkas
Japanese: ç°¡ç¥ (ããããã, kanryaku)
Polish: krótki m, krótka f, krótkie n (1,2), zwiÄzÅy m (2)
Romanian: scurt, concis
Spanish: breve, conciso
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Noun
en-noun

  1. law An attorney's legal argument in written form for submission to a court.
  2. colloquial A short news story or report.

#*We got a news brief.

  1. i|in plural for singular object A short, legless undergarment; briefs.

Derived terms
control brief

Translations
trans-top|a short news story or report
trans-mid
Spanish: breve m
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To knowledgeably summarize a recent development to some person with decision-making power.

#: The U.S. president was briefed on the military coup and its implications on African stability.

  1. transitive|law To write a legal argument and submit it to a court.

Derived terms
briefing
brevity


Dutch

Pronunciation
IPA|/briËf/

Noun
nl-noun|g=m|brieven|briefje

  1. letter

da:brief
el:brief
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io:brief
id:brief
it:brief
hu:brief
nl:brief
pl:brief
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ru:brief
simple:brief
fi:brief
sv:brief
te:brief
vi:brief
tr:brief
zh:brief

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