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English definition of “briefing”

briefing

noun     /ˈbriːfɪŋ/
[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.
→ See also debriefing
(Definition of briefing noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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