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Adjective: brief (briefer,briefest)  breef
  1. Of short duration or distance
    "a brief stay in the country"
     
  2. Concise and succinct
    "covered the matter in a brief statement"
     
  3. (of clothing) very short
    "a brief bikini";
    - abbreviated
Noun: brief  breef
  1. (law) a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
    - legal brief
     
  2. A condensed written summary or abstract
     
  3. The topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
    "they set up a group with a brief to suggest ways for strengthening family life";
    - remit, responsibility
Verb: brief  breef
  1. Give essential information to someone
    "The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"

Derived forms: briefs, briefing, briefest, briefer, briefed

See also: concise, short

Type of: abstract, apprise, instruct, instrument, issue, legal document, legal instrument, matter, official document, outline, précis, rundown, subject, synopsis, topic

Encyclopedia: Brief