brief brief  /b ˈrif/


  1. (n) a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
  2. (n) a condensed written summary or abstract
  3. (v) give essential information to someone
  4. (adj) of short duration or distance
  5. (adj) concise and succinct
  6. (adj) (of clothing) very short


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  1. Emergency pothole work causes brief traffic slowdown on Highway 4 in Antioch

    ANTIOCH -- Highway 4 drivers experienced a brief slowdown this afternoon as Caltrans workers on an existing project did some emergency pothole repairs.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Contra Costa Times

  2. North State in Brief: June 18, 2013

    A brief look at news from around the north state.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Record Searchlight

  3. Brief storm packs quite a punch

    Brief storm packs quite a punch Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:54 am, Tuesday, June 18, 2013   There was widespread minor damage from a line of storms that packed a shot of rain and gusty wind and quickly swept through the Capital Region just after 3 p.m. Monday. "There were some ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union


  • "The notion of a brief period of consolidation and evaluation probably does make sense," Gates told reporters in Baghdad, endorsing publicly for the first time an idea discussed by the US commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus.
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Reuters UK

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