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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On Monday, the council’s morning briefings and 2 p.m. meeting also were canceled. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Here’s what’s been canceled or postponed as snow, freezing rain continue in Seattle area," 12 Feb. 2019 One of those sources said the White House asked McConnell to request the briefing. Alex Ward, Vox, "Exclusive: 50+ experts and former officials urge the Senate to end US role in Yemen war," 27 Nov. 2018 At a briefing at CES 2019 here in Las Vegas, Huawei described the Matebook 13 as a step down from the Matebook X Pro, but there’s still a lot to like in this compact 13-inch notebook. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Hands on: Huawei's Matebook 13 shrinks the Matebook X Pro into a 'Whiskey Lake'-powered laptop," 7 Jan. 2019 Sure enough, at that press briefing, Jim Acosta gets up from CNN. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Ezra Klein and Kara Swisher on the future of journalism," 12 Dec. 2018 At a follow-up news briefing this week, Indonesian officials tried to counter the impression that the plane may have been rushed back into service on the day of the accident flight without adequate testing. Barbara S. Peterson, Popular Mechanics, "If the Lion Air Jet Was "Unairworthy," Then Why Was It Allowed To Fly?," 29 Nov. 2018 The routers and APs will be sold separately, although a D-Link spokesperson said in a briefing that the company will consider offering bundles down the road. Michael Brown, PCWorld, "D-Link partners with McAfee on new line of Exo 802.11ac Wi-Fi mesh routers," 4 Jan. 2019 In a recent financial briefing, Nintendo recommitted to keep selling and supporting the 3DS, and the company explained why the eight-year-old system continues to have a place next to the Switch. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Nintendo recommits to “keep the business going” for 3DS," 31 Oct. 2018 Trump was participating in a briefing Wednesday with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Republican Sens. Fox News, "The Latest: Trump assures South Carolina as flooding lingers," 19 Sep. 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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