from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of giving instructions or preparatory information to someone.
  • noun A meeting at which such information is presented.
  • noun The information conveyed at such a meeting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun giving detailed instructions, as for a military operation.
  • noun a detailed set of instructions before an operation, given to those who are to execute it.
  • noun a summary report of an operation or event after it has occurred, by a participant or observer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A short and concise summary of a situation.
  • noun A presentation of information or instruction; the meeting at which it is presented.
  • verb Present participle of brief.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun detailed instructions, as for a military operation


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