position paper


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

Examples of position paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This time around, Trian spent months pounding Disney with position papers and pointed critiques over financial struggles and questionable calls, such as Disney’s 2019 acquisition of much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox entertainment assets. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 Emails show its staff in regular contact with formula makers and their industry groups through meetings, calls and position papers — which the industry used to hammer its objections to regulations around the world. Heather Vogell, ProPublica, 21 Mar. 2024 Guy Philippe, who helped oust President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004 and was later convicted and imprisoned in the U.S. for money laundering, is back in Haiti and issuing very official-looking position papers. Amy Wilentz, The Atlantic, 7 Mar. 2024 This year, the National Assn. of Medical Examiners rejected excited delirium as a cause of death, and the American College of Emergency Physicians is expected to vote this month on whether to formally disavow its 2009 position paper supporting excited delirium as a diagnosis. Samantha Young, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 Yet the authority of the esteemed doctors group and its position paper helped cement an alternative cause of death that defense attorneys for police argued in court. Markian Hawryluk, CBS News, 16 Oct. 2023 In May, the WHO released a position paper and implementation strategy to enable the expansion of kangaroo mother care around the world. Gary Darmstadt, STAT, 12 Oct. 2023 This past May, Clark published a position paper on the Center for Renewing America’s website that some of the former president’s allies see as a blueprint for bringing the Justice Department to heel, one of a number of policy proposals the organization has produced for a possible second Trump term. Isaac Stanley-Becker, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2023 The first position papers will address inflation and jobs. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, 25 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of position paper was in 1949

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“Position paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/position%20paper. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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