aide-mémoire

aide-mémoire

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

Origin:
1840–50; < French: literally, (that which) aids (the) memory

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aide-mémoire (ɛdmemwar, English ˈeɪd mɛmˈwɑː)
 
n , pl aides-mémoire
1.  a note serving as a reminder
2.  a summarized diplomatic communication
 
[from aider to help + mémoire memory]

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