position paper


Definition of position paper

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

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Recent Examples on the Web In a series of posts on Hacker News, GitHub CEO Nat Friedman responded to the developer outrage by projecting confidence about the fair use designation of training data, pointing to an OpenAI position paper on the topic. Gregory Barber, Wired, 12 July 2021 The environment ministry published a position paper listing 12 key objectives required to reduce nuclear risk even further. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 12 Mar. 2021 The conservation society has developed an evolving position paper arguing that the story of the 1960 lunch counter integration should be told at both locations. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, 7 Dec. 2020 The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel released a position paper that warns health care providers to be wary of skin discoloration in COVID-19 patients. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2020 Second, a statement on the CDC website about the importance of kids going back to school that reads more like a position paper than a public health analysis. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 17 Sep. 2020 Adding to their concerns is a March 2017 position paper, written by a now former employee, that recommended eliminating all athletic programs to free up money for educational programs. Anne Ryman, The Arizona Republic, 10 July 2020 The administration reviewed the position paper, available to read here, and provided comments. Robin Goist, cleveland, 6 July 2020 The New Deal was invented in response to the emergency of the Depression rather than derived from off-the-shelf position papers. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 16 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of position paper

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Position paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/position%20paper. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of position paper

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


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