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brief

 (brēf)
adj. brief·er, brief·est
1. Short in time, duration, length, or extent.
2. Succinct; concise: a brief account of the incident.
3. Curt; abrupt: We were upset because he was so brief with us.
n.
1. A short, succinct statement.
2. A condensation or an abstract of a larger document or series of documents.
3. Law A document concisely stating the legal points being made, including often the citation and explanation of supporting legal authority.
4. Roman Catholic Church A papal letter that is not as formal as a bull.
5. A briefing.
6. often briefs Short, tight-fitting underpants.
7. briefs Chiefly British The instructions that are given to explain a task or assignment.
tr.v. briefed, brief·ing, briefs
1. To give instructions or preparatory information to: briefed the astronauts before the mission.
2. To summarize.
Idiom:
in brief
In short.

[Middle English bref, from Old French, from Latin brevis. N., Middle English bref, written communication, from Old French, from Medieval Latin breve, from Latin, neuter of brevis, short; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.]

brief′er n.
brief′ly adv.
brief′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.briefness - the temporal property of being very short
shortness - the property of being of short temporal extent; "the shortness of air travel time"
2.briefness - the attribute of being brief or fleetingbriefness - the attribute of being brief or fleeting
length, duration - continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"
Translations

briefness

[ˈbriːfnɪs] Nbrevedad f

briefness

[ˈbriːfnɪs] nbrièveté f

briefness

nKürze f

briefness

[ˈbriːfnɪs] nbrevità
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