Definition of backgrounder in English:

backgrounder

noun

North american
  • An official briefing or handout giving background information.

    • ‘The general tells the story about how he had been away from the Pentagon for a while and then was (as I remember) brought back to give a backgrounder.’
    • ‘When he was an MP it was left to as assistant to prepare detailed backgrounders for his questions in Parliament.’
    • ‘For more information about these award-winning examples of fully deployed innovative applications of AI, as well as emerging applications that are still under development, see the backgrounders in the electronic AAAI Press room.’
    • ‘Non-Indian readers and, I dare say, many Indian readers will find it a useful backgrounder.’
    • ‘She has compiled an excellent backgrounder on the different reform proposals at the Council on Foreign Relations web site.’
    • ‘Please read our backgrounder on Urie and Rocketplane for additional information.’
    • ‘Influenza Pandemic Awareness Week continues with three backgrounders.’
    • ‘A year and a half ago he did a press briefing, a backgrounder, in which he praised the president.’
    • ‘When I had my backgrounder with you all, I had all the information.’
    press conference, conference, meeting, question and answer session
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Pronunciation:

backgrounder

/ˈbakɡraʊndə/