aide-mémoire(redirected from aides-memoires)
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n. pl. aide-mémoire or aide-mémoires
1. A memorandum setting forth the major points of a proposed discussion or agreement, used especially in diplomatic communications.
2. Something, such as a mnemonic device, that serves as an aid to memory.
[French : aide, aid + mémoire, memory.]
aide-mémoire(ɛdmemwar; English ˈeɪd mɛmˈwɑː)
n, pl aides-mémoire (ɛdmemwar; English ˈeɪdz mɛmˈwɑː) or aide-mémoires (ɛdmemwar; English ˈeɪd mɛmˈwɑːz)
1. a note serving as a reminder
2. a summarized diplomatic communication
[from aider to help + mémoire memory]
n., pl. aide-mé•moire.
a memorandum summarizing a discussion, agreement, or action.
[1840–50; < French: literally, (that which) aids (the) memory]