Definition of memorandum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌmeməˈrændəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeməˈrændəm//
    (pl. memoranda
    BrE BrE//ˌmeməˈrændə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeməˈrændə//
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  1. 1(formal) = memo an internal memorandum leaks of confidential memoranda
  2. 2(law) a record of a legal agreement which has not yet been formally prepared and signed The two sides have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at ending the conflict.
  3. 3a proposal or report on a particular subject for a person, an organization, a committee, etc. a detailed memorandum to the commission on employment policy
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin, literally ‘something to be brought to mind’, gerund of memorare. The original use was as an adjective, placed at the head of a record made for future reference.Extra examples Refer to the terms set out in the company’s memorandum. The memorandum was dated 23 August, 2001. a memorandum directing that the Army take action a memorandum from the Attorney General to the President your memorandum of 18 February, 2001
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