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mem·o·ran·dum

 (mĕm′ə-răn′dəm)
n. pl. me·mo·ran·dums or me·mo·ran·da (-də)
1. A short note written as a reminder.
2. A written record or communication, as in a business office. See Synonyms at letter.
3. Law
a. A short document outlining the terms of an agreement, especially as a draft leading to a formal, detailed contract: a memorandum of understanding.
b. A writing submitted to a court by a party arguing an aspect of a case; a brief.
c. A decision of an appellate court, particularly one that is not accompanied by any detailed explanation of the basis for the decision: a memorandum decision.
4. A business statement made by a consignor about a shipment of goods that may be returned.
5. A brief, unsigned diplomatic communication.

[Middle English, to be remembered (used as a manuscript notation), from Latin, neuter sing. gerundive of memorāre, to bring to remembrance; see memorable.]

memorandum

(ˌmɛməˈrændəm)
n, pl -dums or -da (-də)
1. (Communications & Information) a written statement, record, or communication such as within an office
2. a note of things to be remembered
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an informal diplomatic communication, often unsigned: often summarizing the point of view of a government
4. (Law) law a short written summary of the terms of a transaction
Often (esp for senses 1, 2) shortened to: memo
[C15: from Latin: (something) to be remembered]

mem•o•ran•dum

(ˌmɛm əˈræn dəm)

n., pl. -dums, -da (-də).
1. a short note designating something to be remembered.
2. a record or written statement of something.
3. a written message, esp. one sent between two or more employees of a company.
4. Law. a writing, usu. informal, containing the terms of a transaction.
5. (in diplomacy) a written summary of an issue, the reasons for a decision, etc.
6. a document transferring title to goods but authorizing their return to the seller at the option of the buyer.
[1400–50; < Latin, n. use of neuter of memorandus, gerundive of memorāre to mention, tell]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.memorandum - a written proposal or remindermemorandum - a written proposal or reminder  
note - a brief written record; "he made a note of the appointment"
aide-memoire, position paper - a memorandum summarizing the items of an agreement (used especially in diplomatic communications)

memorandum

noun
1. agreement, record, note, contract The solicitor drew up a memorandum of Ford's financial position.
2. note, minute, message, communication, reminder, memo, jotting He sent a memorandum to the members of the board.
Quotations
"A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer" [Dean Acheson]

memorandum

noun
A brief record written as an aid to the memory:
Informal: memo.
Translations
مُذَكِّرَه، تَذْكيرمُذَكِّرَه،مُفَكَّرَه
poznámkazápis
memorandumnotat
athugasemd, minnispunkturskrifleg skilaboî, orîsending
memorandumaspastaba atminimuiužrašas atminimui
apkārtrakstspaziņojumspiezīme atmiņai
memorandum

memorandum

[ˌmeməˈrændəm] N (memorandums or memoranda (pl)) [ˌmeməˈrændə]memorándum m; (= personal reminder) → apunte m, nota f

memorandum

[ˌmɛməˈrændəm] [memoranda] [ˌmɛməˈrændə] (pl) n
(= memo) → note f (de service)
(= formal communication) → mémorandum m
a memorandum on sth → un mémorandum sur qch

memorandum

n pl <memoranda>
(in business) → Mitteilung f; (= personal reminder)Notiz f, → Vermerk m
(Pol) → Memorandum nt

memorandum

[ˌmɛməˈrændəm] n (memoranda (pl)) (gen) → promemoria m inv (Diplomacy, Comm) → memorandum m inv; (within company) → comunicazione f interna or di servizio

memorandum

(meməˈrӕndəm) plurals ˌmemoˈrandums ~ˌmemoˈranda (-də) (often abbreviated to memo (ˈmemou) plural ˈmemos) – noun
1. a note to help one to remember. He wrote a memo; (also adjective) a memo pad.
2. a written statement about a particular matter, often passed around between colleagues. a memorandum on Thursday's meeting.

memorandum

n. memorando, nota.
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