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brief 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/brēf/,
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briefest, superlative; briefer, comparative;
  1. Of short duration
    • - the president made a brief visit to Moscow
  2. Concise in expression; using few words
    • - introductions were brief and polite
  3. (of a piece of clothing) Not covering much of the body; scanty
    • - Alice sported a pair of extremely brief black shorts
Verb
  1. Instruct or inform (someone) thoroughly, esp. in preparation for a task
    • - she briefed him on last week's decisions
Noun
  1. A concise statement or summary
    • - their comments were cribbed right from industry briefs
  2. A set of instructions given to a person about a job or task
    • - his brief is to turn around the country's economy
  3. A written summary of the facts and legal points supporting one side of a case, for presentation to a court

  4. A letter from the pope to a person or community on a matter of discipline


  1. a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
  2. give essential information to someone; "The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"
  3. of short duration or distance; "a brief stay in the country"
  4. a condensed written summary or abstract
  5. concise and succinct; "covered the matter in a brief statement"
  6. abbreviated: (of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini"
  7. An architectural brief is, in its broadest sense, a requirement a client may have that an architect designs to meet, usually by creating a building to accommodate the requirement(s). A brief is a written document that might be anything from a single page to a multiple volume set of documents. ...
  8. A brief (Latin "brevis", short) is a written legal document used in various legal adversarial systems that is presented to a court arguing why the party to the case should prevail.
  9. BRIEF was a very popular programmer's text editor in the early 1980s. It was designed and developed by UnderWare Inc, a company founded in Providence, Rhode Island by David Nanian and Michael Strickman, and was published by Solution Systems. UnderWare moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ...
  10. Briefs are a type of short, tight underwear and swimwear, as opposed to styles where the material extends down the legs.
  11. (The briefs) The Briefs are a punk rock band originally consisting of Daniel J. Travanti (guitar/vocals), Steve E. Nix (guitar/vocals), Lance Romance (bass/vocals) and Chris Brief (drums/vocals). The group was formed in 2000 in Seattle, Washington. ...
  12. An attorney's legal argument in written form for submission to a court; A short news story or report; A summary, précis or epitome; an abridgement or abstract; To knowledgeably summarize a recent development to some person with decision-making power; To write a legal argument and submit it ...
  13. (briefs) A short type of underpants worn by men or boys
  14. (Briefs) Large-style pants, like small shorts
  15. (Briefs) Matching undies that are part of your Cheerleading uniform, worn under your skirt. Sometimes called bloomers, spankies, tights, or lollipops.
  16. (Briefs) Written arguments on questions of law or facts to assist the judge in making a decision. May be filed by the parties to the lawsuit or by amicus curiae.
  17. A written statement submitted in a trial or appellate proceeding that explains one side's legal and factual arguments.
  18. A written document that outlines a party's legal arguments in a case.
  19. A written argument by counsel arguing a case, which contains a summary of the facts of the case, pertinent laws, and an argument of how the law applies to the fact situation.
  20. A written document prepared by an attorney to serve as the basis for a legal argument. It includes a summary of legal points and precedent, together with arguments to be presented to the court deciding the case or a particular issue of the case.
  21. the outline of what needs to be done on a project.
  22. a written or printed document prepared by the lawyers on each side of a dispute and submitted to the court in support of their arguments - a brief includes the points of law which the lawyer wished to establish, the arguments the lawyer uses, and the legal authorities on which the lawyer rests ...
  23. Shows only the scientific names of the taxa. This view can be used to download lists of species names from Entrez.
  24. is either an abridged memory aid for presenting arguments in a legal case, or a set of instructions concerning a specific task, operation, or project.  See also: Briefing, Report.
  25. Entire "workshop" usually requires less than 15 minutes of participants' time.  When run without interruption, all the pre-recorded elements - the clips - require less than 5 minutes total! ...