AskDefine | Define memorandum

Dictionary Definition

memorandum n : a written proposal or reminder [syn: memo, memoranda] [also: memoranda (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Memorandum




  1. a short note serving as a reminder
  2. a written business communication
  3. a brief diplomatic communication
  4. a page in an annual publication honoring the memory of a person who died during the past year.


A short note serving as a reminder
A written business communication
A brief diplomatic communication

Extensive Definition

A memorandum or memo is a note or communication that aids the memory by recording events or observations on a topic, such as may be used in a business office. The plural form is either memoranda or memorandums. A memorandum may have any format, or it may have a format specific to an office or institution.
In law specifically, a memorandum is a record of the terms of a transaction or contract, such as a memorandum of understanding, memorandum of agreement, or memorandum of association.


memorandum in Czech: Memorandum
memorandum in German: Memorandum
memorandum in Italian: Memorandum
memorandum in Georgian: მემორანდუმი
memorandum in Dutch: Memo (briefje)
memorandum in Slovak: Memorandum
memorandum in Swedish: Promemoria

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