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

Definition of briefing

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

Examples of briefing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a Tuesday briefing, WHO emergencies director Mike Ryan said high levels of transmission among unvaccinated people, such as in North Korea, increases the risk that new Covid variants will emerge. Dasl Yoon, WSJ, 18 May 2022 Law enforcement agencies conducted a criminal investigation into Cipolla’s disappearance but did not find anything to indicate he had been murdered or abducted, Lt. Brent Johnson said during a public briefing Saturday. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 16 May 2022 The committee requested to receive responses from the companies during a briefing scheduled on May 26. Anna Kaplan, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Tedros was censored after questioning China's zero-Covid policy during a media briefing Tuesday. Eliza Mackintosh And Hafsa Khalil, CNN, 11 May 2022 The possibility of Ukraine shipping its grain through international ports was first proposed on April 13 by Latvian President Egils Levits, during a joint briefing with the presidents of Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Estonia in Kyiv. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 10 May 2022 During Monday's media briefing, Kelly, the sheriff, teared up talking about Madtson. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 9 May 2022 In a rare show of emotion at the Pentagon, press secretary John Kirby choked up discussing Russian President Vladimir Putin and alleged Russian atrocities in Ukraine during a briefing with reporters Friday. Matt Seyler, ABC News, 29 Apr. 2022 But Fischer, joined by Chief Financial Officer Monica Harmon and Budget Director Aaron Jackson during a media briefing, acknowledged about three-quarters of the general fund is for wages and personnel costs. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of briefing

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of briefing was in 1904

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21 May 2022

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“Briefing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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