aide-mémoire

[ eyd-mem-wahr; French ed-mey-mwar ]
/ ˈeɪd mɛmˈwɑr; French ɛd meɪˈmwar /

noun, plural aide-mé·moire.

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
/ French (ɛdmemwar, English ˈeɪd mɛmˈwɑː) /

noun plural aides-mémoire (ɛdmemwar, English ˈeɪdz mɛmˈwɑː)

a note serving as a reminder
a summarized diplomatic communication

Word Origin for aide-mémoire

from aider to help + mémoire memory
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