Definitions for aide-memoireˈeɪd mɛmˈwɑr
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a memorandum summarizing a discussion, agreement, or action.
Category: Foreign Term
Origin of aide-mémoire:
1840–50; < F: lit., (that which) aids (the) memory
aide-memoire, position paper(noun)
a memorandum summarizing the items of an agreement (used especially in diplomatic communications)
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."
Translations for aide-memoire
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.
- lembrançaPortuguese (BR)
- připomínka, připomenutíCzech
- die MahnungGerman
- υπενθύμιση, υπόμνησηGreek
- alat bantu ingatanIndonesian
- 생각나게 하는 사람(것)Korean
- يادونه، تذكارPashto
- hatırlatıcı şeyTurkish
- 提醒(的事物)Chinese (Trad.)
- یاد دہانیUrdu
- điều nhắc nhởVietnamese
- 提醒物，提示物Chinese (Simp.)
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