Une circulaire

English translation: a circular

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09:16 Dec 28, 2010
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / Administration
French term or phrase: Une circulaire
A "circulaire" in an internal letter sent to the members of an organisation, in this case a bank. It's not a "circular" as that is sent to customers. Would you call it a memo?
Jack Fleming
Local time: 17:21
English translation:a circular
Explanation:
Why are you persuaded that a circular must be something to customers? A
"circular to employees" seems to be rather common in Britain (Google it with site:.uk).

In other parts of the Anglosphere the word is not tainted by association with mass mailings. And the UN puts out loads of circulars, internal and external.
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rkillings
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Local time: 08:21
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1internal memo
Howard Sugar
4a circular
rkillings
4circular letter
Louis Cyril P


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circular letter


Explanation:
IMHO. MEMO could do but it does not translate well the fact that the communication is intended for one and all

Louis Cyril P
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internal memo


Explanation:
In theory you could also say circular memo but it isn't used as much.

Example sentence(s):
  • An internal memo sent to Wal-Mart\'s board of directors proposes numerous ways to hold down spending on health care and other benefits while seeking to minimize damage to the retailer\'s reputation. Among the recommendations are hiring more part-time work
  • I mentioned an internal Microsoft memo I had seen which provided details of how Microsoft plans to more tightly integrate its
Howard Sugar
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a circular


Explanation:
Why are you persuaded that a circular must be something to customers? A
"circular to employees" seems to be rather common in Britain (Google it with site:.uk).

In other parts of the Anglosphere the word is not tainted by association with mass mailings. And the UN puts out loads of circulars, internal and external.

rkillings
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Local time: 08:21
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