position paper


Definition of position paper

: a detailed report that recommends a course of action on a particular issue

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The position paper was published by the physicians group’s journal, the Annals of Internal Medicine, in late October, just days after a gunman killed 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Peter Loftus, WSJ, "After NRA Rebuke, Many Doctors Speak Louder on Gun Violence," 13 Nov. 2018 The South African Reserve Bank is still developing a position paper on crypto-currencies. Neil Shaw, Fox News, "South African white enclave tests e-currency to stand apart," 16 July 2018 Japan submitted a position paper Friday to the U.S. Department of Commerce, according to the Japanese trade ministry. Mari Yamaguchi, USA TODAY, "Japan to US: Any new auto tariffs would damage US, world economy," 29 June 2018 Japan submitted a position paper Friday to the U.S. Department of Commerce, according to the Japanese trade ministry. Washington Post, "Japan to US: Auto tariff would damage US, world economy," 29 June 2018 How the political mania over 5G led back to a Sprint-T-Mobile merger started back in February, when a controversial White House position paper on 5G and the wireless industry leaked. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "How 5G Mania in Washington Could Help Sprint and T-Mobile Finally Merge," 30 Apr. 2018 During the March 12 village board meeting, trustees discussed a position paper from the Illinois Municipal League regarding a proposal that would lower the threshold for home rule status. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Home rule in River Forest? Proposal to lower population threshold in state could make it possible," 28 Mar. 2018 No formal announcement, no position papers had been prepared; significant cabinet officers, such as the secretaries of Defense and State, were caught off-guard, as were his party leaders in the Congress. Elizabeth Drew, The New Republic, "Donald Trump Is a Walking Maelstrom," 8 Mar. 2018 The council's resolution and accompanying position paper detailing further information and history on this topic can be found at pwsrcac.org. Robert Archibald, Anchorage Daily News, "Safe oil transportation in Prince William Sound: Are we really so far apart?," 4 Mar. 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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: a written report from an organization or government that discusses a particular issue and suggests what should be done

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