\ˈme-(ˌ)mō \
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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And McGahn’s memo appears to have discouraged the president from going further — for now. Dara Lind, Vox, "Trump reportedly tried to order the Justice Department to prosecute Clinton and Comey," 20 Nov. 2018 The family clearly shared a dress code memo before arriving on the scene: all four were dressed head-to-toe in co-ordinated, all-black outfits. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kim and Khloé Kardashian Are Twins in Their Matching Outfits and "Mom Bobs"," 30 July 2018 Despite this transparency, Uber still got flack for refusing to release the full report commissioned in the wake of Fowler’s memo. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "The Rise And Fall of Uber HR Chief Liane Hornsey," 11 July 2018 In a Henderson Behavioral Health psychiatric memo on the day before Nikolas Cruz turned 18, Lynda Cruz had made the decision to take her son to get his ID. David Fleshler,, "Parkland shooter's mother called 'enabler' who allowed him to buy a gun," 11 July 2018 The claims made against Hill were included in a confidential legislative memo that was leaked to media outlets earlier this week. CBS News, "Democratic lawmaker says Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill groped her," 6 July 2018 The board concluded that Ressa’s abuse of alcohol affects her ability to safely practice as an LPN, its memo states., "Nursing Board Disciplines Five Nurses," 20 June 2018 Some have suggested that the Trump camp leaked the details of McCabe’s memos in an attempt to further discredit Rosenstein, and the FBI in general. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Wanted Rosenstein to Give More Obstruction-y Reason for Comey Firing," 31 May 2018 Several of the companies named in Avenatti’s memo — including Novartis, AT&T and Columbus Nova, a firm with ties to a Russian oligarch — have since confirmed the payments. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Swiss drug maker Novartis was questioned over ties to Trump attorney," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of memo

1705, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of memo was in 1705

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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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