[appearance, visit, statement, description] bref (brève)
→ She once made a brief appearance on television.
→ This time their visit is brief.
→ a brief statement
→ He gave a brief description of the man.
to be brief être bref (brève)
→ I hope to be brief and to the point.
→ Now please be brief - my time is valuable.
I'll try to be brief. J'essaierais d'être bref.
in brief en bref
the news in brief les actualités en bref
(=responsibility) tâche f , mission f
→ I was given the brief of developing a new system.
with a brief to chargé (e) de
→ customs officials with a brief to stop porn coming into Britain
(LAW) dossier m , cause f
to brief sb about sth mettre qn au courant de qch
→ They had been well briefed about the situation.
→ The Prime Minister has been briefed by her parliamentary aides.
(=instruct) donner des instructions à
n cahier m des charges
→ The design brief was for a small affordable car to fit four people.
→ The design brief I was given stated that the tables should be rectangular and made in European oak, with an emphasis based on function and quality.