Definition of briefing in US English:

briefing

noun

  • 1A meeting for giving information or instructions.

    ‘the daily press briefing’
    • ‘The one she selected was almost identical to the one she always wore to her briefings and meetings.’
    • ‘And I - he was not in some of the background briefings, as some of the other journalists had.’
    • ‘With several daily briefings, Byers and the other draftsmen kept busy.’
    • ‘But in fact the General's schedule did not permit briefings on any regular schedule.’
    • ‘A classroom for pre-dive briefings and training lectures will sit adjacent to the theater on deck two.’
    • ‘Whatever kind of information you use, though, presentation is to briefings what location is to real estate.’
    • ‘I'm sure he had daily briefings, and presidents' vacations are not exactly like yours and mine.’
    • ‘This week has been a blur: software training, more product briefings, and lots of meetings.’
    • ‘Now after those two briefings, both will respond to your questions.’
    • ‘Twice-daily media briefings served as the primary source of news, and access to the fires was severely restricted.’
    • ‘These briefings are rather like the pre-flight safety talks we all have to sit through on aeroplanes.’
    • ‘Andron had spent her teen years sitting in on briefings and policy meetings.’
    • ‘The briefings provided almost daily by senior military officers in Canberra were disastrous.’
    • ‘Tell them there'll be periodic briefings with the Mayor's Media Liaison.’
    • ‘The couple arrived in Geneva yesterday for private briefings at the U.N. High Commission for Refugees.’
    • ‘I thought back to the many briefings I'd conducted with clients before their first climbs.’
    • ‘And putting the fear of God into people is a refined art at seminars, roadshows, conferences and briefings.’
    • ‘Yes, because you get a chance to ask questions, briefings can be more helpful than memos.’
    • ‘Some agencies will deliver live, online status briefings to the media and the public.’
    • ‘The importance of personal protective equipment was reiterated at daily safety briefings.’
    information, orientation, preparation, rundown
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    1. 1.1 The action of informing or instructing someone.
      ‘today's briefing of Nato allies’
      • ‘Before the trip in 1998 there was briefing for our board of executive directors about the trip.’
      • ‘But eventually duty called and I had to get back to the station for briefing.’
      • ‘From a tactical aspect, the outstanding feature was the extremely thorough briefing of all ranks.’
      • ‘A nose-full of cordite in Sinai was worth many hours of briefing in a room in Tel Aviv.’
      • ‘The Bureau of Meteorology weather briefing provided a computer-modelled weather prediction for the next seven days.’
      press conference, conference, meeting, question and answer session
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Pronunciation

briefing

/ˈbrēfiNG//ˈbrifɪŋ/