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brief

adjective
 
 
/briːf/
TIME B1 lasting only for a short time: a brief visitShort in timeTemporaryMeasurements in general
WORDS B1 using only a few words: a brief description/statementNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
in brief B2 using only a few words: world news in briefNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
briefly adverb B1 They discussed the matter briefly.
(Definition of brief adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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