white paper

noun

Definition of white paper

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

Examples of white paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The white paper’s authors, CEDIA’s Technology Advisory Council, see the human condition as encompassing our experiences, interactions and feelings. Jamie Gold, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 Cut faces out of black paper and paste them onto white paper lanterns. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 27 June 2022 Every few minutes a couple or a family would walk past 21 white paper bags, each containing a candle, that lined the entryway. Claire Bryan, San Antonio Express-News, 27 May 2022 Late Saturday, Gendron stood in a Buffalo city courtroom, wearing a white paper gown with his hands shackled, as he was charged with one count of first-degree murder. Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2022 When the white paper materializes, the privatization of Channel 4 will then be debated by government ministers. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 29 Oct. 2021 Instead, attendees will have to show proof — the white paper card from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photo of it or some kind of digital record, such as the ones available through the state at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 19 Aug. 2021 One white paper study from FAIR Health published Tuesday looked at private insurance records for nearly 2 million Covid-19 patients and concluded nearly a quarter, 23.2%, had at least one post-Covid condition 30 or more days after initial diagnosis. Jen Christensen, CNN, 18 June 2021 For most Massachusetts residents, their only proof of vaccination is the familiar CDC white paper card, filled out by hand and easy to forge. BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of white paper

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

12 Aug 2022

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“White paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20paper. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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