What does memorandum mean?

Definitions for memorandum
ˌmɛm əˈræn dəmmem·o·ran·dum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. memo, memorandum, memorandanoun

    a written proposal or reminder

Wiktionary

  1. memorandumnoun

    a short note serving as a reminder

  2. memorandumnoun

    a written business communication

  3. memorandumnoun

    a brief diplomatic communication

  4. memorandumnoun

    a page in an annual publication honoring the memory of a person who died during the past year.

  5. Etymology: From memorandum, neuter of memorandus, gerundive of memorare; see memorate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MEMORANDUMnoun

    A note to help the memory.

    Etymology: Latin.

    I resolved to new pave every street within the liberties, and entered a memorandum in my pocket-book accordingly. Guardian, №. 166.

    Nature’s fair table-book, our tender souls,
    We scrawl all o’er with old and empty rules,
    Stale memorandums of the schools. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

Wikipedia

  1. Memorandum

    A memorandum (PL: memoranda; abbr: memo; from the Latin memorandum, "(that) which is to be remembered") or a briefing note is a written message that is typically used in a professional setting. Commonly abbreviated "memo," these messages are usually brief and are designed to be easily and quickly understood. Memos can thus communicate important information efficiently in order to make dynamic and effective changes.In law, a memorandum is a record of the terms of a transaction or contract, such as a policy memo, memorandum of understanding, memorandum of agreement, or memorandum of association. In business, a memo is typically used by firms for internal communication, while letters are typically for external communication. Other memorandum formats include briefing notes, reports, letters, and binders. They may be considered grey literature. Memorandum formatting may vary by office or institution. For example, if the intended recipient is a cabinet minister or a senior executive, the format might be rigidly defined and limited to one or two pages. If the recipient is a colleague, the formatting requirements are usually more flexible.

ChatGPT

  1. memorandum

    A memorandum, often referred to as a memo, is a brief written communication or note, generally used within an organization, to share information, make requests, or give instructions. Its purpose is to inform a group of people about a particular issue, event, or policy in a formal and concise manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Memorandumnoun

    a record of something which it is desired to remember; a note to help the memory

  2. Memorandumnoun

    a brief or informal note in writing of some transaction, or an outline of an intended instrument; an instrument drawn up in a brief and compendious form

  3. Etymology: [L., something to be remembered, neut. of memorandus, fut. pass. p. of memorare. See Memorable.]

Wikidata

  1. Memorandum

    A memorandum was from the Latin verbal phrase memorandum est, the gerundive form of the verb memoro, "to mention, call to mind, recount, relate", which means "It must be remembered...". It is therefore a note, document or other communication that helps the memory by recording events or observations on a topic, such as may be used in a business office. The plural form of the Latin noun memorandum so derived is properly memoranda, but if the word is deemed to have become a word of the English language, the plural memorandums, abbreviated to memos, may be used. A memorandum may have any format, or it may have a format specific to an office or institution. In law specifically, a memorandum is a record of the terms of a transaction or contract, such as a policy memo, memorandum of understanding, memorandum of agreement, or memorandum of association. Alternative formats include memos, briefing notes, reports, letters or binders. They could be one page long or many. If the user is a cabinet minister or a senior executive, the format might be rigidly defined and limited to one or two pages. If the user is a colleague, the format is usually much more flexible. At its most basic level, a memorandum can be a handwritten note to one's supervisor. In business, a memo is typically used by firms for internal communication, as opposed to letters which are typically for external communication.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'memorandum' in Nouns Frequency: #2901

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of memorandum in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of memorandum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of memorandum in a Sentence

  1. Sartaj Aziz:

    The main thing that we both agreed upon was to restore trust, end the blame game against each other and create a positive atmosphere, we will work on establishing memorandum of trust building to avoid such a situation in the future.

  2. Lloyd Austin:

    Section 525 of the NDAA for FY 2023 requires me to rescind the mandate that members of the armed forces be vaccinated against Covid-19, issued in my August 24, 2021 memorandum … I hereby rescind that memorandum.

  3. Newmont Mining Corp:

    We share the government's stated goal of increasing value-added mineral processing in Indonesia, as part of our MoU (memorandum of understanding) with Freeport, we continue working with them in support of their plans to develop a smelter. (Newmont) also has concentrate supply agreements with two Indonesian companies planning to build domestic smelters.

  4. Evgeny Andrachnikov:

    What is being signed today is not a contract, it is a memorandum of understanding.

  5. Taras Vysotskiy:

    If the pace of exports becomes such that we are exporting 2 million tonnes in April, so, as we agreed (with traders) and warned - we will have to implement the paragraph of the memorandum to stop exports, so far, the pace that we are tracking looks like we are not going to exceed these 2 million tonnes.

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