brief·​ing ˈbrē-fiŋ How to pronounce briefing (audio)
: an act or instance of giving precise instructions or essential information

Examples of briefing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web April 9, 2024 Reporters vied for seats in the briefing room, some even crouching on the floor. Michael Rothfeld Emily Woo Zeller Krish Seenivasan David Mason, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 Chief tells how border agents decide Councilmember Kesha Hodge Washington said the briefing also reviewed the lack of Arizona case law precedent on the issue. Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 9 Apr. 2024 Press attending the show can book a media briefing or schedule a virtual briefing before the show by contacting Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9 Apr. 2024 While the latest proposal would enter a public-comment period and likely face legal challenges, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a briefing that it could be implemented as soon as this fall. Byjason Ma, Fortune, 8 Apr. 2024 During a press briefing on Saturday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said that just after 2 p.m., Emmanuel Espinoza, 21, who is a pre-med student at the University of Florida, drove to his mother's house on Saturday afternoon and stabbed her to death. Stepheny Price, Fox News, 7 Apr. 2024 Botswana has not raised any concerns with the German government on this matter, a spokesperson for the German foreign ministry told reporters at a regular news briefing Wednesday. Nadine Schmidt, Sarah Dean and Ingrid Formanek, CNN, 3 Apr. 2024 The legislation is meant to address a wide variety of problems: one of the bill’s co-authors, Republican Representative Mike Gallagher, of Wisconsin, has cited national security briefings that indicate that TikTok violates user privacy, targets journalists, and facilitates election interference. Aynne Kokas, Foreign Affairs, 3 Apr. 2024 These include fatal shootings in May 2021, two in September 2022, and two in February 2023, according to a review of Milwaukee Police Department community briefing videos. Daniel Bice, Journal Sentinel, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of briefing was in 1904

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“Briefing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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