What is the meaning of brief?

noun

  • A document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case.
  • A condensed written summary or abstract.

verb

  • Give essential information to someone.
    • usage: "The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"

adjective

  • Of short duration or distance.
    • usage: "a brief stay in the country"
  • Concise and succinct.
    • usage: "covered the matter in a brief statement"
  • Of clothing. ( very short)
    • usage: "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini"
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