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Definition 1: a condensed written summary or abstract - [noun denoting communication]

(brief is a kind of ...) a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Definition 2: a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for brief in the sense of this definition

(brief is a kind of ...) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(... is a kind of brief ) a brief presented by someone interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but who is not a party to it

(brief belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: give essential information to someone - [verb of communication]

Samples where brief or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade

(brief is a kind of ...) make aware of

"Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?"

Definition 4: concise and succinct - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brief or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • covered the matter in a brief statement

(brief is similar to ...) expressing much in few words

"a concise explanation"

Definition 5: (of clothing) very short - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brief or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an abbreviated swimsuit
  • a brief bikini

Synonyms for brief in the sense of this definition

(brief is similar to ...) (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length

"short skirts" "short hair" "the board was a foot short" "a short toss"

Definition 6: of short duration or distance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brief or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a brief stay in the country

(brief is similar to ...) primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration

"a short life" "a short flight" "a short holiday" "a short story" "only a few short months"

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