of short duration; not lasting for long.
the president made a brief working visit to Moscow
a set of instructions given to a person about a job or task.
his brief is to turn round the county’s fortunes
instruct or inform (someone) thoroughly, especially in preparation for a task.
she briefed him on last week’s decisions
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