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An informal news briefing for reporters by an official often speaking off the record.
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1. any document containing background information about something
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a press conference or interview in which a government official, directly or indirectly, gives background information on a policy or issue
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a briefing by an official who has been promised anonymity in reports of the briefing.
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|Noun||1.||backgrounder - a press conference or interview in which a government official explains to reporters the background of an action or policy; "the secretary gave us a backgrounder on public health issues"|
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