from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A detailed policy report that usually explains, justifies, or recommends a particular course of action.
- n. See aide-mémoire.
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- n. An essay or report which expresses a position, conclusion, or recommendation concerning a contested issue or undecided question and which usually contains arguments or reasons in support of this position.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a memorandum summarizing the items of an agreement (used especially in diplomatic communications)
- n. a report that explains or justifies or recommends some particular policy
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Together with Richard Perle, in 1996 they even wrote a position paper for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that made the bizarre suggestion that Israel should encourage the Hashemite monarchy of Jordan “to control Iraq.”