[Ads-l] readout

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 21 23:03:44 UTC 2019

I recall it as a computer/science term - something like a digital display,
appears to be state dept/diplomacy usage
Jun 28, 2014 - *Readout* of Secretary Kerry's *Meetings* With Syrian
Opposition Council

https://ustr.gov ›
Jun 25, 2013 - *Readout* of the *Meeting* Between United States Trade
Representative Michael Froman and Canadian Minister of International Trade
Ed Fast

The UN page has heading "Readouts" back to at least 1/2017

On Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 4:44 PM Alice Faber <afaber at panix.com> wrote:

> On 11/21/19 5:31 PM, Barretts Mail wrote:
> > The word “readout” in the Trump impeachment hearings this week confused
> me. It was used at least three times; I haven’t been following too closely.
> >
> > Neither the OED nor Merriam-Webster have the meaning intended.
> Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/readout <
> https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/readout>) has: "An account of the topics
> discussed in a meeting, especially in diplomatic or political contexts.”
> >
> I first noticed this usage at the beginning of the current
> administration, and had to intuit the meaning from context.
> ------------------------------------------------------------
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