\ 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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Asif Satchu and Modi Wiczyk, co-CEOs of Valence, announced Amato’s departure Wednesday in a memo to staff, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Anita Bennett, Fortune, "Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group CEO John Amato Exits Amid Editorial Investigation," 11 July 2018 Privacy - Terms In a memo to employees, health system CEO Rodney D. Reider credited Bolano with internal improvements that made rooms more readily available to patients, enabled speedier patient discharges and improved safety communication. David Staats, idahostatesman, "Leader of Saint Alphonsus' Boise hospital accepts Florida job," 29 June 2018 Community Development Director Rod Zenner said in a memo to commissioners. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Oswego to look at revisions to plans for $64 million development downtown," 29 June 2018 In a memo to staffers Friday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings described two incidents in which Friedland used a racial slur. NBC News, "Netflix exec Jonathan Friedland out over alleged N-word use," 23 June 2018 The groups characterized their advocacy as grass-roots in nature and covered under free speech in a June 13 memo to the State Elections Enforcement Commission. Neil Vigdor,, "Anti-Trump Groups Say Their Free Speech Differs From PAC Activity," 22 June 2018 Schaeffer made the allegations in a memo to Gold’s widow, Eileen Gold. Ron Hurtibise,, "People's Trust Insurance gets second extension to submit audit of former CEO's spending," 19 June 2018 Tesla is cutting nine percent of its workforce, CEO Elon Musk announced today in a memo to staff. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Tesla lays off thousands of workers in corporate restructuring," 12 June 2018 The event was concerning, wrote Leigh Wall, the superintendent of the school district, in a memo to the community, especially in light of the Parkland shooting. Adam Harris, The Atlantic, "A World Where School Shootings Feel Inevitable," 18 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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