brief·​ing | \ ˈbrē-fiŋ How to pronounce briefing (audio) \

Definition of briefing

: an act or instance of giving precise instructions or essential information

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Young told reporters at his weekly City Hall news briefing. Ian Duncan,, "Baltimore Mayor Young: Harborplace mall should be 'torn down and redone'," 5 June 2019 Nvidia didn’t provide a list of which laptops will ship with the new GPUs installed, but its press briefing showcased some individual models. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Nvidia's mobile GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 Ti give affordable gaming laptops more firepower," 23 Apr. 2019 And there are regular briefings and comments from party officials who run key regulatory bodies -- and provinces with bigger economies than many countries in the world. Karen Leigh,, "What to Watch at China's Biggest Meeting of the Year: QuickTake," 18 Feb. 2019 From the recollections of aides, postwar briefings and letters to his wife, the Japanese commander emerges as a luckless stoic dispatched on a suicide mission to delay, not triumph. Jonathan W. Jordan, WSJ, "‘Rampage’ Review: MacArthur’s Bloody Promise," 25 Oct. 2018 Once inducted, the hosts will spend a day at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles for briefings and some hands-on training to bring them up to speed on things like company values, Porsche's history, and so on. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Porsche picks Turo for official peer-to-peer car sharing partner pilot," 12 Sep. 2018 Mayor Jenny Durkan said in a briefing at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Operations Center Monday morning. Heidi Groover, The Seattle Times, "Buses no longer using Seattle’s transit tunnel; Monday commutes test new routes," 25 Mar. 2019 Mayor Bill de Blasio said at an unrelated press briefing on Wednesday. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "NYPD Officer Killed in Crash in the Bronx," 16 Jan. 2019 In all, about 300 people were detained, including U.S. citizen Will Nguyen, who was accused of causing public disorder, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at a Hanoi press briefing Thursday. John Boudreau,, "In Vietnam, Discontent Lurks Under Surface of Economic Success," 19 June 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of briefing was in 1904

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