Memorandum meaning

mĕmə-răndəm
A brief diplomatic communication.
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A written record or communication, as in a business office.
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The definition of a memorandum is a note or reminder left for yourself, or a form of communication designed to share information.

An example of memorandum is when you leave yourself a note to pick up milk.

An example of a memorandum is when a boss writes out an official notice to employees informing them of new policies.

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An informal written communication, as from one department to another in an office.
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A legal brief, typically on a motion or other issue arising at the trial level.
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A short note written as a reminder.
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A brief, unsigned diplomatic communication.
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A business statement made by a consignor about a shipment of goods that may be returned.
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In diplomacy, a summary or outline of a subject under discussion, reasons for or against some action, etc.
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(business) A statement, made by the consignor, of the goods and terms of a consignment sent with the privilege of return.
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(law) A short written statement of the terms of an agreement, contract, or transaction.
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A form of written internal communication utilized in businesses and other office environments.
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A summary of the terms of an agreement (typically one to be drafted later).
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A page in an annual publication honoring the memory of a person who died during the past year.
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Origin of memorandum

  • Middle English to be remembered (used as a manuscript notation) from Latin neuter sing. gerundive of memorāre to bring to remembrance memorable

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin memorandum, neuter of memorandus (“to be remembered"), gerundive of memorare (“to bring to rememberance"); see memorate.

    From Wiktionary