something that is remembered
"search as he would, the memory was lost"
the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
"he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"
memory, retention, retentiveness, retentivity(noun)
the power of retaining and recalling past experience
"he had a good memory when he was younger"
memory, computer memory, storage, computer storage, store, memory board(noun)
an electronic memory device
"a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes
"he taught a graduate course on learning and memory"
The ability of an organism to record information about things or events with the facility of recalling them later at will.
Memory is a facility common to all animals.
A record of a thing or an event stored and available for later use by the organism.
I have no memory of that event.
The part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM).
This data passes from the CPU to the memory.
The time within which past events can be or are remembered.
in recent memory; in living memory
Origin: From memorie, memoire etc., from memoria, from memor, related to μνήμη μέρμερος, μέριμνα.
the faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events
the reach and positiveness with which a person can remember; the strength and trustworthiness of one's power to reach and represent or to recall the past; as, his memory was never wrong
the actual and distinct retention and recognition of past ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth; memories of foreign lands
the time within which past events can be or are remembered; as, within the memory of man
something, or an aggregate of things, remembered; hence, character, conduct, etc., as preserved in remembrance, history, or tradition; posthumous fame; as, the war became only a memory
In psychology, memory is the process by which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved. Encoding allows information that is from the outside world to reach our senses in the forms of chemical and physical stimuli. In this first stage we must change the information so that we may put the memory into the encoding process. Storage is the second memory stage or process. This entails that we maintain information over periods of time. Finally the third process is the retrieval of information that we have stored. We must locate it and return it to our consciousness. Some retrieval attempts may be effortless due to the type of information. From an information processing perspective there are three main stages in the formation and retrieval of memory: ⁕Encoding or registration: receiving, processing and combining of received information ⁕Storage: creation of a permanent record of the encoded information ⁕Retrieval, recall or recollection: calling back the stored information in response to some cue for use in a process or activity The loss of memory is described as forgetfulness, or as a medical disorder, amnesia.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mem′o-ri, n. the power of retaining and reproducing mental or sensory impressions: a having or keeping in the mind: time within which past things can be remembered: that which is remembered: commemoration: remembrance.—n.pl. Memorabil′ia, things worth remembering: noteworthy points.—adj. Mem′orable, deserving to be remembered: remarkable.—adv. Mem′orably.—n. Memoran′dum, something to be remembered: a note to assist the memory: (law) a brief note of some transaction: (diplomacy) a summary of the state of a question:—pl. Memoran′dums, Memoran′da.—adjs. Mem′orātive, pertaining to memory: aiding the memory; Mem#x14D;′rial, bringing to memory: contained in memory.—n. that which serves to keep in remembrance: a monument: a note to help the memory: a written statement forming the ground of a petition, laid before a legislative or other body: (B.) memory.—v.t. Memō′rialise, to present a memorial to: to petition by a memorial.—n. Memō′rialist, one who writes, signs, or presents a memorial.—v.t. Mem′orise, to commit to memory: (Shak.) to cause to be remembered.—adv. Memor′iter, from memory: by heart.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Complex mental function having four distinct phases: (1) memorizing or learning, (2) retention, (3) recall, and (4) recognition. Clinically, it is usually subdivided into immediate, recent, and remote memory.
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Rank popularity for the word 'memory' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1721
Rank popularity for the word 'memory' in Nouns Frequency: #433
The numerical value of memory in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of memory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- hafizə, yaddaşAzerbaijani
- хәтер, иҫBashkir
- memòria, recordCatalan, Valencian
- vzpomínka, paměťCzech
- Gedächtnis, Erinnerung, SpeicherGerman
- μνήμη, ανάμνηση, θύμησηGreek
- memoria, recuerdoSpanish
- یاد, حافظه, یادگارPersian
- muisti, muisto, muistikuvaFinnish
- mémoire, souvenirFrench
- cuimhneScottish Gaelic
- स्मृति, यादHindi
- memória, emlékezet, emlékHungarian
- 記憶, メモリ, メモリーJapanese
- ನೆನಪು, ಮೆಮೊರಿKannada
- 기억, 記憶Korean
- memoria, memoriaeLatin
- atmintinė, atmintisLithuanian
- памет, меморијаMacedonian
- ഓര്മ്മ, മെമ്മറി, ഓര്മ്മശക്തിMalayalam
- ой ухаанMongolian
- herinnering, geheugenDutch
- hukommelse, minne, dataminneNorwegian
- pamięć, wspomnieniePolish
- lembrança, memóriaPortuguese
- ragurdànza, memorgia, ragurdientscha, memoria, mimorgia, algordanza, regurdientscha, algord, algurdaunzaRomansh
- memorie, amintireRomanian
- память, воспоминаниеRussian
- sjećanje, памћење, pȃmćēnjeSerbo-Croatian
- මතකSinhala, Sinhalese
- pamäť, spomienkaSlovak
- ஞாபகம், நினைவகம், நினைவகTamil
- జ్ఞాపకము, మెమరీTelugu
- хотир, зеҳн, ёдTajik
- ความจำ, ความทรงจำ, หน่วยความจำThai
- ýatlama, huş, hakyda, ýadygär, ýatTurkmen
- hatıra, anı, bellek, hafızaTurkish
- пам'ять, пам'ятьUkrainian
- یاد, یاداشتUrdu
- yod, xotiraUzbek
- trí nhớ, ký ứcVietnamese
- זכּרון, אָנדענקYiddish
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