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in brief

Definition of in brief

  1. :  in a few words <Here is today's news in brief.> <Their conclusion, in brief, is that we need more funding.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  short in duration, extent, or length

    :  concise

    :  curt, abrupt

  1. :  an official letter or mandate

    :  a papal letter less formal than a bull

    :  a specific instruction or responsibility

  1. :  to make an abstract or abridgment of

    :  to give final precise instructions to

    :  to coach thoroughly in advance

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of, relating to, or near a shore

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