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noun [countable] brief pronunciation in American English /brif/
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  1. 1
    American a short written account of something

    a news brief

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  2. 3
    British official instructions to do a job, saying how it should be done

    His brief was to write a book on “black holes” for the ordinary reader.

    We are confident we will meet all the requirements of the design brief.



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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