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Almond meal = whole, ground almonds and almond flour = blanched almonds with skins removed and sifted to a finer "flour". The latter works better for pastries and cookies since it's lighter and finer than the meal. It's kind of frustrating since Bob's Red Mill (a brand in the U.S.) labels their packages as "Almond Meal/Flour".
It's pretty easy to make your own almond meal (almonds + food processor or even a coffee grinder) but making almond flour would be a little tougher.