\ ˈme-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce memo (audio) \
plural memos

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Examples of memo in a Sentence

He sent a memo to the staff. a long series of memos between the two authors collaborating on the book

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According to a memo from CEO Jim Hackett published by the Detroit Free Press, only 500 people are getting the ax right now. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "Ford Announces Layoffs, Will Cut 7000 Global White-Collar Jobs," 20 May 2019 According to a company memo, parent company L Brands has decided to no longer air the over-the-top runway show on network television. Marci Robin, Allure, "Why the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Will No Longer Air on Network TV," 11 May 2019 IndyStar first reported the contents of the memo on July 2. Megan Henry, Indianapolis Star, "Exclusive interview: Senate staffer speaks on allegations against Curtis Hill," 9 July 2018 The devices have cartridges that deploy two small probes attached to insulated conductive wires, according to a City Council memo. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "All Elgin police officers to be armed with Tasers if council approves purchase," 27 June 2018 That would cover costs associated with extending water services to other areas outside the city, according to a June 27 memo from Cathy Bailey, director of the water works. Scott Wartman,, "How much should Cincinnati charge people outside the city for water? City might hike rates," 27 June 2018 The campaign has distributed more than 61,000 bilingual door hangers, including 42,000 in Bexar County, and placed 150 signs throughout the district, according to the memo. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "Crowded races shapes up for Carlos Uresti’s Senate seat," 26 June 2018 Holt asks Trump whether his justification for firing Comey came from the memo on the FBI director penned by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Donald Trump's Russia claim contradicts, um, Donald Trump's Russia claim," 31 May 2018 That's according to the closeout memo from the State Attorney's Office in Miami on a case that began at last year's Rolling Loud music festival. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Rolling Loud incident felony charge dropped against New York Jets wide receiver | Miami Herald," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of memo

1705, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of memo

: a usually brief written message from one person or department in an organization, company, etc., to another

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