Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun A memory-aid; a reminder or memorandum, especially a book or document serving this purpose.
  • noun diplomacy a general term for a document circulated in a meeting or summit for discussion purposes (also termed a non-paper)

Etymologies

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

[French : aide, aid + mémoire, memory.]

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Borrowing from French aide-mémoire (literally "memory aid").

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