Brief+period

  • 1 brief — I UK [briːf] / US [brɪf] adjective Word forms brief : adjective brief comparative briefer superlative briefest *** 1) lasting only for a short time Scotland experienced a brief period of population growth during the early nineties. a brief visit… …

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  • 2 period — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 length of time ADJECTIVE ▪ extended, lengthy, long, prolonged, sustained ▪ brief, limited, short …

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  • 3 brief — brief1 W2S2 [bri:f] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin brevis] 1.) continuing for a short time ▪ We stopped by Alice s house for a brief visit. ▪ Let s keep this conversation brief; I have a plane to catch. a brief… …

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  • 4 brief — brief1 [ brif ] adjective *** 1. ) lasting only for a short time: Idaho experienced a brief period of population growth during the early nineties. a brief visit I have a phone call to make. I ll keep it brief. 2. ) using only a few words: A brief …

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  • 5 brief — 01. Let s try to keep this discussion [brief]; everyone is tired, and wants to go home. 02. We stopped driving [briefly] to have something to eat, and then set out again. 03. The singer was on stage at the outdoor concert for only a [brief]… …

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  • 6 period — pe|ri|od1 W1S3 [ˈpıəriəd US ˈpır ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(length of time)¦ 2¦(life/history)¦ 3¦(blood)¦ 4¦(mark)¦ 5¦(school)¦ 6¦(sports)¦ 7¦(for emphasis)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: période, fro …

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  • 7 Brief psychotic disorder — is a period of psychosis whose duration is generally shorter, non re occurring, and not better accounted for by another condition.The disorder is characterized by a sudden onset of psychotic symptoms, which may include delusions, hallucinations,… …

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  • 8 Brief [1] — Brief (v. lat. breve, »kurzes Schriftstück«), im gewöhnlichen Leben eine schriftliche Mitteilung in herkömmlichen Formen an Abwesende. Gesetzlich ist der Begriff B. wegen der in der Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts vorkommen den verschiedenen,… …

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  • 9 brief — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun report; instructions ADJECTIVE ▪ clear (esp. BrE), detailed, thorough (AmE) ▪ daily (AmE) ▪ news (AmE) ▪ court …

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  • 10 brief — [[t]bri͟ːf[/t]] ♦♦ briefer, briefest, briefs, briefing, briefed 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is brief lasts for only a short time. She once made a brief appearance on television... This time their visit is brief. Syn: short …

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  • 11 Brief Encounter — Infobox Film name = Brief Encounter writer = Noel Coward Anthony Havelock Allan David Lean Ronald Neame starring = Celia Johnson Trevor Howard Stanley Holloway Joyce Carey Cyril Raymond Everley Gregg director = David Lean producer = Noel Coward… …

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  • 12 Brief (architecture) — 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… …

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  • 13 period — 1. A certain duration or division of time. 2. One of the stages of a disease, e.g., p. of incubation, p. of convalescence. SEE ALSO: stage, phase. 3. Colloquialism for menses. 4. Any of the horizontal rows of chemical elements in the …

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  • 14 brief moment — split second, short instant, short period of time …

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  • 15 Jerusalem during the Second Temple Period — The Temple Mount …

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  • 16 honeymoon period — noun a) A relatively brief period when a new leader is given greater leeway with respect to changes he or she wishes to make. U.S. Presidents usually get a lot done at the very beginning of their terms, when they have a honeymoon period with… …

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  • 17 Devonian Period — Interval of geologic time from 417 to 354 million years ago; it was the fourth period of the Paleozoic Era. During the Devonian, a giant continent was situated in the Southern Hemisphere (see Gondwana), and other landmasses were located in the… …

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  • 18 Heian period — (794–1185) Period of Japanese history named for the capital city of Heian kyō (Kyōto). It is known mainly for the flourishing culture of the court aristocracy, which devoted itself to the pursuit of aesthetic refinement as displayed in poetry and …

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  • 19 refractory period — n the brief period immediately following the response esp. of a muscle or nerve before it recovers the capacity to make a second response called also refractory phase see ABSOLUTE REFRACTORY PERIOD, RELATIVE REFRACTORY PERIOD * * * (in …

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  • 20 relative refractory period — n the period shortly after the firing of a nerve fiber when partial repolarization has occurred and a greater than normal stimulus can stimulate a second response called also relative refractory phase compare ABSOLUTE REFRACTORY PERIOD * * * the… …

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