aide–mémoire

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noun aide–mé·moire \ˌād-mām-ˈwär\

Definition of aide–mémoire

plural

aide–mémoire

  1. 1 :  an aid to the memory; especially :  a mnemonic device

  2. 2 :  a written summary or outline of important items of a proposed agreement or diplomatic communication

Origin and Etymology of aide–mémoire

French, from aider to aid + mémoire memory


First Known Use: 1836

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