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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.
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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"
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Translations

briefness

[ˈbriːfnɪs] Nbrevedad f
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briefness

[ˈbriːfnɪs] nbrièveté f
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briefness

nKürze f
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briefness

[ˈbriːfnɪs] nbrevità
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Lightly indeed his flesh sat upon his soul, and his soul, in its briefness of clarity, knew by its very clarity that the black of cessation was near.
The men holding the hatch-cover seemed perplexed, puzzled no doubt by the briefness of the ceremony.
The briefness of the biographies, along with the variable information included in each, limits the usefulness for research.--Bethany Martin.
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However, since one of the aim of the article is to assess a model, this part is not discussed for sake of briefness. In order to obtain a regression models for Pd and MRR, the RSM was implemented and the corresponding surface plots were obtained.
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For the sake of briefness, in the following, we will obviate the dependence of [mathematical expression not reproducible] on j and n.