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 Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said at a White House briefing last week that Trump was willing to meet with Rouhani with no preconditions. Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times, "Trump says ‘no rush’ to respond to attacks on Saudi oil facilities," 16 Sep. 2019 The prospect of Trump meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came up at a news briefing Tuesday with Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Eli Lake, Twin Cities, "Eli Lake: Without Bolton, Trump can now go soft on Iran," 12 Sep. 2019 Mark Vlaun said at a press briefing that a strong jet stream headed north is working against them., "As search widens for missing firefighters, marine firm offers $10,000 reward," 22 Aug. 2019 The search for two firefighters who went missing while fishing off the coast of Cape Canaveral was suspended at sundown Thursday, officials said at a press briefing. David Harris,, "Coast Guard suspends search for firefighters who went missing while boating off Brevard County," 22 Aug. 2019 But resident Jonathan Ross said neither Greystar nor apartment management had responded to multiple requests to be at Saturday's press briefing. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "7 weeks after Dallas crane collapse, homes are still off-limits for fed-up apartment residents," 27 July 2019 The British government source said officials requested an indoor location for the post-meeting media briefing in order to avoid the chants of protesters. Aimee Lewis, Matthew Chance And Nina Dos Santos, CNN, "Johnson skips press conference to avoid anti-Brexit protests," 16 Sep. 2019 The girl group was first formally announced last month at the company's corporate briefing. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "Wanna Be a K-Pop Star? Big Hit Entertainment & Source Music Announce Global Search for New Girl Group," 4 Sep. 2019 In a prompt response signed by all seven justices, the court agreed to review the Republican lawsuit and set a tight briefing schedule over the next two weeks, with a hearing to follow shortly. Bob Egelko,, "How California’s voters may have saved Trump from releasing his taxes," 27 Aug. 2019

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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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26 Oct 2019

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“Briefing.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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