Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun, adjective

Definitions: (verb) If you brief someone, you tell them the most important information about something. (noun) You use in brief to show that you will speak or write in a short way. (noun) A brief is a short piece of writing or a short talk. (adjective) If something is brief, it is for a short time.

Examples: (verb) The army general briefed the president on the progress of the plan. (noun) In brief, the results suggest that coffee is not harmful in small amounts. (noun) The main goal of the meeting can be read in the brief. (adjective) Today there will be brief periods of rain.

Synonyms: adjectives: short, small. nouns: summary. verbs: inform, advise, explain.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 6 D

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