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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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 Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in a briefing last week. Sarah Frier, Anchorage Daily News, "Facebook’s algorithm blocks ads for Bush’s beans, singers named Clinton," 3 July 2018 Nicholson told Pentagon reporters in a recent briefing. Jim Michaels, USA TODAY, "U.S. agrees to Afghan government cease-fire offer with Taliban," 7 June 2018 That’s leading to a very backloaded delivery schedule in the second half of the year, Faury said in a separate briefing with reporters. Benjamin D Katz,, "Airbus Sees Higher Costs From A320Neo Delays as Gliders Hit 100," 3 June 2018 The White House has negotiated rare access to classified documents for Trump's congressional allies in a briefing expected Thursday. Anne Flaherty,, "Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to 'SPYGATE'," 23 May 2018 Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, made up of hospitals, drugmakers and insurers, has had briefings with Democratic lawmakers and launched digital ads opposing a national government health care system. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Medicare for All Bill Puts Pressure on Democrats’ 2020 Field," 11 Feb. 2019

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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