aide-mémoire

noun
aide-mé·​moire | \ ˌād-mām-ˈwär How to pronounce aide-mémoire (audio) \
plural aide-mémoire

Definition of aide-mémoire

1 : an aid to the memory especially : a mnemonic device
2 : a written summary or outline of important items of a proposed agreement or diplomatic communication

First Known Use of aide-mémoire

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aide-mémoire

French, from aider to aid + mémoire memory

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“Aide-mémoire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aide-m%C3%A9moire. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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