Definitions for aide-mémoireˈeɪd mɛmˈwɑr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

aide-mé•moireˈeɪd mɛmˈwɑr(n.)(pl.)aide-mé•moire.

  1. a memorandum summarizing a discussion, agreement, or action.

    Category: Foreign Term

Origin of aide-mémoire:

1840–50; < F: lit., (that which) aids (the) memory

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aide-memoire, position paper(noun)

    a memorandum summarizing the items of an agreement (used especially in diplomatic communications)


  1. Aide-mémoire

    In international relations, an aide-mémoire is a proposed agreement or negotiating text circulated informally among delegations for discussion without committing the originating delegation's country to the contents. It has no identified source, title, or attribution and no standing in the relationship involved. Such a text is also referred to as a non-paper in many international organizations, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade/World Trade Organization and sometimes within the European Union. The term also has a more general meaning, as an English noun with French influence, meaning "a memory-aid; a reminder or memorandum, especially a book or document serving this purpose."

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something said, done, written, noticed etc that reminds one to do something

Leave the bill on the table as a reminder that I still have to pay it.

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