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1. An official report issued by the government. The phrase is often capitalized. Primarily heard in UK, Australia, Canada. That issue will be addressed in a white paper later today.
2. By extension, an official report issued by any group or organization. Yes, we will issue a white paper to our stockholders informing them of these changes.
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