white paper: Meaning and Definition of

white paper

Pronunciation: (hwīt' pā'pur, wīt' for 1 hwīt'pā&secpur, wīt' for 2–4), [key]
  1. paper bleached white.
  2. an official governmental report.
  3. an authoritative report issued by any organization: The TV network presented its white paper on news coverage of major crimes.
  4. an official British government publication on a specific subject prepared by a committee and presented to the House of Commons, usually reporting results of a recent investigation or summarizing policy.
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