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brief

1. Law a document containing all the facts and points of law of a case by which a solicitor instructs a barrister to represent a client
2. RC Church a letter issuing from the Roman court written in modern characters, as contrasted with a papal bull; papal brief

Brief

An early text editor for DOS programming from Borland. It provided automatic indentation and the ability to edit different parts of a source program at the same time.
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I assume that by this approach I was able to observe briefness and high predicative ability of this rule base.
One factor Ahly and all other teams must be careful of is the briefness of the tournament.
The Two-headed Calf" is a mere nine lines long, which befits the briefness of the life it describes.
For briefness of presentation these two foils will be further designated as F1 (a microlayer one) and F2 (a nanolayer one).
When the briefness of daylength is combined with the prevalence of cloudy skies over sunny days, the result causes the month of January to be our darkest and often coldest month of the year.
The shallowness of these relationships is evidenced in the briefness of the communication between people (if any--most MySpace use is probably anonymous browsing).
Instead, the image of the cut rose is a metonym that stands in for her, and the briefness of life.
I find that only four regions went into recession around the period of the 1977 national recession, although the briefness of the recession and the relative noisiness of region-level data might make it too difficult for the model to pick up any regional recessions.