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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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For briefness, we denote the input word matrix of Rijndael by [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and the output word matrix of 4-round Rijndael encryption by [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
For briefness, we omit the subscript 2 of [[parallel][w.sup.n][parallel].sub.2].
Although skimpy dresses are run-of-the-mill for women performing the daring and athletic routines at professional sports games, the briefness of the cheerleaders new ensemble could raise some eyebrows.
Therefore, the system adopts DHT11 possesses briefness, costing low, low power consumption, etc.
"The demand of the fragmentary," Blanchot asserts, "is exposure to these two kinds of risk: brevity does not satisfy it; in the margins or the background of a supposedly complete discourse, it reiterates this briefness in snatches and, in the mirage of the return, knows not whether it is not giving a new assurance to that which it extracts from certainty" (33-34).
The general consensus, through anecdotal evidence, is that tutors wanted more time learning Kurzweil, and participants' responses during the study reinforced the briefness of tutors' training.
Perhaps one shortcoming of this work is its briefness, which the author duly acknowledges (pp.
It is not hard to believe that fireflies are the souls of the dead come back to find us, or that the sharp start of light speaks to the very briefness of human life, that her own life will pass as swiftly as this.
Of course, the briefness of the transit requires the use of short exposures, and because the Moon is much fainter than the Sun, you'll need to significantly increase the ISO setting or video gain to freeze the Space Station's motion.
where for the sake of briefness we will use the denotation
His specialty known as hokku1 is probably the shortest form of poems of the world, but it is not the briefness that is their most important feature.
(17) In the 1980s Robert Irwin could present the following micro-historical impression of Yalbugh[a.bar], which despite its briefness and traditional negativism deserves attention as an atypical reference to Yalbugh[a.bar], since non-political factors were also adduced: