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aide-mémoire

[eyd-mem-wahr; French ed-mey-mwar]
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noun, plural aide-mé·moire.
  1. a memorandum summarizing a discussion, agreement, or action.
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Origin of aide-mémoire

1840–50; < French: literally, (that which) aids (the) memory
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British Dictionary definitions for aide-memoire

aide-mémoire

noun plural aides-mémoire (ɛdmemwar, English ˈeɪdz mɛmˈwɑː)
  1. a note serving as a reminder
  2. a summarized diplomatic communication
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Word Origin

from aider to help + mémoire memory
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