briefing

noun
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 At Saturday’s briefing, which has resumed on weekends because of the continuing surge in the disease, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff expressed frustration at the lack of vaccines. Liz Hardaway, ExpressNews.com, "Lack of vaccines from state in San Antonio like ‘A thimble to bail out a sinking canoe,’ Mayor says," 16 Jan. 2021 On Wednesday, Biden received a briefing from FBI officials, the Secret Service and his national security team about the potential for additional violence in the coming days. Alexandra Jaffe And Zeke Miller, USA TODAY, "President-elect Joe Biden to skip Amtrak trip to DC for inauguration over security fears," 15 Jan. 2021 Live coverage will begin at 4:20 p.m. on NASA Television and the NASA website, followed by a post-test briefing about two hours after the test. Mary Perez And Lauren Walck | The Sun Herald, NOLA.com, "NASA to test engines for 'most powerful rocket ever' in Mississippi this weekend," 15 Jan. 2021 Mercedes’ press briefing also showed off a UFO graphic that zooms around on the display to demonstrate the g-force the car is undergoing in real-time. Gear Team, Wired, "CES 2021 Highlights: 79 Gadgets and Glimpses Into the Future," 14 Jan. 2021 One member of that team used to help edit the presidential daily briefing for President Trump, Mr. Schwartz said. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "Axios Wants to Help Companies Write Like Its Reporters—for $10,000 a Year, or More," 14 Jan. 2021 Asked by Foreign Policy how Trump made informed decisions if the president had a hard time focusing during briefings and didn’t read briefing material, Tillerson didn’t hesitate. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Trump: ‘We’re in a worse place today than we were before he came in’," 14 Jan. 2021 On Wednesday, Biden received a briefing from FBI officials, the Secret Service and his national security team about the potential for additional violence in the coming days. Alexandra Jaffe And Zeke Miller, BostonGlobe.com, "Biden forgoing Amtrak trip to Washington over security fears," 13 Jan. 2021 The transition team noted the briefing in a Wednesday statement that comes exactly one week before Biden is set to take the oath of office and one week after a mob laid siege to the Capitol building, where he will be sworn in. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Biden briefed by FBI and Secret Service about 'threat picture' and preparations for inauguration," 13 Jan. 2021

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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 Jan 2021

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“Briefing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/briefing. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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