aide-memoire

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aide-memoire a memorandum summarizing the items of an agreement (used especially in diplomatic communications)
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Usage

In literature:

During his hours of leisure the Marshal wrote his Memoirs, which he intended to aid the future historian of the French wars.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
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In news:

The section "Feed the World" at the foot of the page is all about Mitsui's fertilizer marketing and trading, with a handy aide memoire on which fertilizer nourishes which part of the growing plant.
As Elton John prepares to release his new memoir 'Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS,' his reflection on the past has lead to some eye-opening revelations.
Seven months after he left the White House, the former president sat down with his aides to work on his memoir.
In this famous memoir, Philippe-Paul de S├ęgur , a young aide-de-camp to Napoleon, tells the story of the unfolding disaster with the keen eye of a crack reporter and an astute grasp of human character.
Armed with more than 60,000 emails as "proof," former Sarah Palin aide Frank Bailey depicts his former boss as a reactionary, unethical power-hungry narcissist in his memoir out today.
John looks back over his career and his personal involvement with the AIDS crisis in his new memoir 'Love Is the Cure.'.
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