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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A memorandum setting forth the major points of a proposed discussion or agreement, used especially in diplomatic communications. Also called position paper.
  • n. Something, such as a mnemonic device, that serves as an aid to memory.

Etymologies

French : aide, aid + mémoire, memory.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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