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brief

(bref) [Fr. bref fr L. brevis, short, brief, a catalogue]
1. A condensed legal argument in legal format and style.
2. A written or spoken summary of an important or complex topic; an abstract.
3. To make a written or spoken summary of.
4. To conduct a short session of instruction or preparation for a person, crew, or staff on how to accomplish an upcoming operation.
See: debrief
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Former Canyon tight end Chachi Spann, one of the program's most talented players over the past few years, has resurfaced at Glendale College after leaving Cal Poly SLO, where he briefly joined the team as a recruited walk-on two years ago.
She then briefly describes her study, including sample selection, data collection, and analysis, and her findings.
As the passengers and attendants huddle in the back of the plane, we briefly hear Jeremy Glick describe his contribution to the plan.
UNITED FRONT: Prescott and Pauline go to the polling station and, right, even briefly held hands
Raise the DBs from the side of the bench to a position approximately parallel to the torso, pause briefly, and then return with control to the starting position.
But the dealer's tensed features--the presumably prosaic art-world worries that crease them briefly substituting for those of her dead namesake, the culturally erudite Jane Franklin--are what weight the space with insinuations of an obscure past and a multiplicity of potential futures.
6) In this article, we briefly describe the results of the first prospective study of middle turbinate resection during endoscopic sinus surgery.
The vehicles were all pursued briefly by police motorcyclists before being abandoned in different parts of the Aston area.
This seminar will cover the general principles of why these materials are used in polymer systems and the important properties, such as cost, chemical composition and physical properties, that need to be considered in using these fillers in thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers, as well as briefly outlining the size and value of the principal markets.
While the bulk of Bolender's dancing career was spent with Ballet Caravan, Ballet Society, and NYCB, he danced briefly with Littlefield Ballet, appearing in the first American Sleeping Beauty and Catherine Littlefield's Barn Dance; he was even more briefly with Ballet Theatre--an injury sidelined him after four months in 1944; and he was a guest artist with the Ballet Russe in 1945.
He mentions briefly the manuscripts of the New Testament used by Erasmus (leaving a full discussion of these to the editors of Erasmus' Greek and Latin texts (ASD VI.
dollar was trading in the upper half of 118 yen in Tokyo early Monday morning after briefly surging to the 119 yen level in New York on Friday.