Briefing vs Session - What's the difference?

briefing | session |

As nouns the difference between briefing and session

is that briefing is a short and concise summary of a situation while session is a period devoted to a particular activity.

As a verb briefing

is .




(en noun)
  • A short and concise summary of a situation.
  • The president received a briefing on the situation before going to the press conference.
  • A presentation of information or instruction; the meeting at which it is presented.
  • Today's briefing of the press.


  • session



    (en noun)
  • A period devoted to a particular activity.
  • a training session
    "Are we having a recording session'''?" / "Yes. We've even got some '''session musicians to provide some brass."
  • *
  • A meeting of a council, court, or legislative body to conduct its business.
  • This court is now in session .
  • (computing) The sequence of interactions between client and server, or between user and system; the period during which a user is logged in or connected.
  • Logging out or shutting down the computer will end your session .
  • (cricket) Any of the three scheduled two hour playing sessions, from the start of play to lunch, from lunch to tea and from tea to the close of play.
  • (obsolete) The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
  • * Hooker
  • So much his ascension into heaven and his session at the right hand of God do import.
  • * Tennyson
  • But Vivien, gathering somewhat of his mood, / Leaped from her session on his lap, and stood.

    Derived terms

    * bull session * session ale, session beer, session bitter * sessionless


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