Meaning of “briefing” in the English Dictionary

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"briefing" in British English

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briefingnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈbriː.fɪŋ/ us /ˈbriː.fɪŋ/

information that is given to someone just before they do something, or a meeting where this happens:

They received thorough briefing before they left the country.
We had to attend a briefing once a month.

(Definition of “briefing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"briefing" in American English

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briefingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbri·fɪŋ/

information that is given to someone just before the person does something, or a meeting where information is given:

He discussed the report at a White House briefing on Tuesday.

(Definition of “briefing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"briefing" in Business English

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briefingnoun

uk /ˈbriːfɪŋ/ us

[ C or U ] information about a subject, or instructions that are given to someone just before they do something:

The pensions manager will be giving a briefing about the new pensions legislation and how it affects you.
They received a thorough briefing before they left the country.
the importance of in-depth briefing

[ C ] MEETINGS, WORKPLACE a meeting at which people are given information or instructions:

We had to attend a briefing once a month.

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(Definition of “briefing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)