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white paper

[hwahyt pey-per, wahyt for 1; hwahyt-pey-per, wahyt for 2–4] /ˈʰwaɪt ˈpeɪ pər, ˈwaɪt for 1; ˈʰwaɪtˌpeɪ pər, ˈwaɪt for 2–4/
paper bleached white.
an official governmental report.
an authoritative report issued by any organization:
The TV network presented its white paper on news coverage of major crimes.
an official British government publication on a specific subject prepared by a committee and presented to the House of Commons, usually reporting results of a recent investigation or summarizing policy.
1560-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for white paper
  • Labour has done its bit in this week's rural white paper to show that it cares about the countryside.
  • Other goals, which the government has outlined in a white paper, are even more ambitious.
  • The secret: leveraging the fluorescence already present in white paper.
  • At each place setting was a commemorative bronze medallion wrapped in white paper and pink ribbon.
  • Almost everything is prepared by cooks wearing white paper hats and set before you in a red plastic basket.
  • The stamp itself is printed in dark red on white paper.
British Dictionary definitions for white paper

white paper

(often capitals) an official government report in any of a number of countries, including Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, which sets out the government's policy on a matter that is or will come before Parliament
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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white paper in Technology

A short treatise whose purpose is to educate industry customers. See, e.g., Architecture Neutral Distribution Format.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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