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aide-mémoire

[ eyd-mem-wahr; French ed-mey-mwar ]

noun

, plural aide-mé·moire.
  1. a memorandum summarizing a discussion, agreement, or action.


aide-mémoire

/ ˈeɪd mɛmˈwɑː; ɛdmemwar /

noun

  1. a note serving as a reminder
  2. a summarized diplomatic communication


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Word History and Origins

Origin of aide-mémoire1

1840–50; < French: literally, (that which) aids (the) memory
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Word History and Origins

Origin of aide-mémoire1

from aider to help + mémoire memory
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Example Sentences

These drawings would be useful as an Aide Memoire on a dark night.

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