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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.
References in classic literature ?
It was one of the most useful motions in mechanics, the pedal movement; so I made a note in my memorandum book, purposing some day to apply a system of elastic cords to him and run a sewing machine with it.
I would have liked to visit the birthplace of Gutenburg, but it could not be done, as no memorandum of the site of the house has been kept.
But one morningI forget exactly the daybut perhaps it was the Tuesday or Wednesday before that evening, he wanted to make a memorandum in his pocketbook; it was about sprucebeer.
You may tell Miss Smith that I forgot to make a memorandum of the darning needles, but she shall have some papers sent in next week; and she is not, on any account, to give out more than one at a time to each pupil: if they have more, they are apt to be careless and lose them.
After that, he slouched over his horse in his usual manner; and made no other reference to the subject except, half an hour afterwards, taking a piece of chalk from his pocket, and writing up, inside the tilt of the cart, 'Clara Peggotty' - apparently as a private memorandum.
He took out his note-book, and entered her name and the date, with a brief memorandum.
the King exclaimed, turning to the jury, who instantly made a memorandum of the fact.
Then he had recourse to the most celebrated physicians in the other large towns, but finding that the task was beyond their science, he finally sent messengers into the other neighbouring states, with a memorandum containing full particulars of the princess's madness, offering at the same time to pay the expenses of any physician who would come and see for himself, and a handsome reward to the one who should cure her.
Searching further he found a little memorandum book richly bound; this Don Quixote asked of him, telling him to take the money and keep it for himself.
A memorandum of the wager was at once drawn up and signed by the six parties, during which Phileas Fogg preserved a stoical composure.
A suitable entry was made against me, in a private memorandum book, which, as I once had an opportunity of seeing it, I will give here.
But of course I keep a memorandum of the exact time when I started, so that I can put the Court-time back to the very moment