Both Uses of
Amusement Park Physics
Uses with a very common or rare meaning:
- In brief, it says that the greater the mass of an object, the more it resists being moved and therefore the smaller its acceleration will be.†
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- After a brief period in which the riders are suspended in the air, the car suddenly drops and begins to accelerate toward the ground under the influence of the earth's gravity.†
(meaning too common or rare to warrant focus) Brief is most commonly encountered as an adjective meaning "of short duration." Other meanings derive from the idea of short--as when making a long story short by summarizing it, or when wearing briefs (underwear).