brief - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/briːf/
singularbrief
pluralbriefs
  1. 1
    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.

  2. 4
    American a short written account of something

    a news brief

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