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white paper

n.
1. A government report.
2. An authoritative report on a major issue, as by a team of journalists.

white paper

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) an official government report in any of a number of countries, including Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, which sets out the government's policy on a matter that is or will come before Parliament

white′ pa`per


n.
1. an official government report.
2. an authoritative report issued by any organization.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white paper - a government report; bound in white
report, written report, study - a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
Translations
Weißbuch
白皮書

white paper

n (Pol) → libro bianco
References in classic literature ?
And it became so, all the rags were turned into white paper; but the collar came to be just this very piece of white paper we here see, and on which the story is printed; and that was because it boasted so terribly afterwards of what had never happened to it.
In all the devious tracings the course of a sailing-ship leaves upon the white paper of a chart she is always aiming for that one little spot - maybe a small island in the ocean, a single headland upon the long coast of a continent, a lighthouse on a bluff, or simply the peaked form of a mountain like an ant-heap afloat upon the waters.
Along the lower edge of each strip was pasted a slip of white paper.
No one, looking at his white hands, with their swollen veins and long fingers, so softly stroking the edges of the white paper that lay before him, and at the air of weariness with which his head drooped on one side, would have suspected that in a few minutes a torrent of words would flow from his lips that would arouse a fearful storm, set the members shouting and attacking one another, and force the president to call for order.
Thus they stood watching the little bit of white paper until it finally remained at rest upon the floor just inside the door.
But the gentleman dressed in white paper leaned forwards and whispered in her ear, 'Never mind what they all say, my dear, but take a return-ticket every time the train stops.
Besides, he rather liked scratching his royal mark upon the smooth, white paper.
To them he added a little sugar of milk to increase the bulk, and folded the mixture neatly in a white paper.
I turned and saw that Flora, whom, ten minutes before, I had established in the schoolroom with a sheet of white paper, a pencil, and a copy of nice "round o's," now presented herself to view at the open door.
You may imagine whether it cleared up the puzzle when, just after she had said she would think of my proposal and without any formal transition, she drew out of her pocket with an embarrassed hand a small object wrapped in crumpled white paper.
while across the smooth white paper before him his pencil fairly flew--after first drawing one black line through Matthew twenty-third; 13--14 and 23.
The fee that he had vainly refused still lay in its little white paper covering on the table.