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aide-mémoire

[eyd-mem-wahr; French ed-mey-mwar] /ˈeɪd mɛmˈwɑr; French ɛd meɪˈmwar/
noun, plural aide-mémoire.
1.
a memorandum summarizing a discussion, agreement, or action.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < French: literally, (that which) aids (the) memory
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aide-mémoire

/ɛdmemwar; English ˈeɪd mɛmˈwɑː/
noun (pl) aides-mémoire (ɛdmemwar; English) (ˈeɪdz mɛmˈwɑː)
1.
a note serving as a reminder
2.
a summarized diplomatic communication
Word Origin
from aider to help + mémoire memory
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