white paper


: a government report on any subject
especially : a British publication that is usually less extensive than a blue book
: a detailed or authoritative report

Examples of white paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The American College of Emergency Physicians recently withdrew a 2009 white paper endorsing the concept, and California has banned it as a cause of death. Torie Bosch, STAT, 8 Nov. 2023 The News Media Alliance, a trade group representing over 2,200 media organizations, released a 77-page white paper on Tuesday arguing that some of the most popular AI chatbots, like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, heavily rely on news articles to train their technology. Bypaige Hagy, Fortune, 31 Oct. 2023 One blazing hot afternoon in July, Sull taped a piece of white paper under the gold 1 on his door. Brianna Sacks, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 Twin Cities family mourns 5 relatives killed in Israeli airstrikes 02:12 In blue ink on a scrap of white paper that sits on his desk, Jehad Adwan scribbles the names and ages of his wife's relatives. CBS News, 21 Oct. 2023 For example, SpaceX attempted to add visors to its satellites to block sunlight from hitting the bottom of the chassis, according to a company white paper in 2022. Ramin Skibba, WIRED, 6 Oct. 2023 Axon executives did not respond to calls or emails seeking comment on the white paper. Markian Hawryluk, CBS News, 16 Oct. 2023 That white paper proposed that individuals in a mental health crisis, often under the influence of drugs or alcohol, can exhibit superhuman strength as police try to control them, and then die from the condition. Samantha Young, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 The process yielded a white paper outlining the problems and solutions, and that in turn led to a historic agreement with the entertainment industry’s four most powerful unions: Directors Guild of America, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 11 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of white paper was in 1884

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“White paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20paper. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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