What does memory mean?

Definitions for memory
ˈmɛm ə rimem·o·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. memorynoun

    something that is remembered

    "search as he would, the memory was lost"

  2. memory, rememberingnoun

    the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered

    "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"

  3. memory, retention, retentiveness, retentivitynoun

    the power of retaining and recalling past experience

    "he had a good memory when he was younger"

  4. memory, computer memory, storage, computer storage, store, memory boardnoun

    an electronic memory device

    "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"

  5. memorynoun

    the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes

    "he taught a graduate course on learning and memory"

Wiktionary

  1. memorynoun

    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.

    Etymology: From memorie, memoire etc., from memoria, from memor, related to μνήμη μέρμερος, μέριμνα.

  2. memorynoun

    A record of a thing or an event stored and available for later use by the organism.

    I have no memory of that event.

    Etymology: From memorie, memoire etc., from memoria, from memor, related to μνήμη μέρμερος, μέριμνα.

  3. memorynoun

    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.

    Etymology: From memorie, memoire etc., from memoria, from memor, related to μνήμη μέρμερος, μέριμνα.

  4. memorynoun

    The time within which past events can be or are remembered.

    in recent memory; in living memory

    Etymology: From memorie, memoire etc., from memoria, from memor, related to μνήμη μέρμερος, μέριμνα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Memorynoun

    the faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events

  2. Memorynoun

    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

  3. Memorynoun

    the actual and distinct retention and recognition of past ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth; memories of foreign lands

  4. Memorynoun

    the time within which past events can be or are remembered; as, within the memory of man

  5. Memorynoun

    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

  6. Memorynoun

    a memorial

Freebase

  1. 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

  1. Memory

    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

  1. Memory

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. memory

    A component, device, unit or element of an application, computer, equipment, device, laptop, machine, network or server.

    The memory of a computer or other type of device is a vital part of its composition.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020  
  2. memory

    An element of our mind that functions accurately and has the ability, action and power to remember, think, connect, recognize, remember data, facts, information and statistics, use language and function as a human being.

    Our memory is an amazing part of our mind.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020  
  3. memory

    An experience remembered.

    My memory of that moment was so joyous together we chose to wed.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'memory' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1367

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'memory' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1721

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'memory' in Nouns Frequency: #433

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of memory in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of memory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of memory in a Sentence

  1. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous--a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.

  2. Farah Louis:

    I hope it will prompt constituents, residents and passersby to continue to march, mobilize, organize and educate for meaningful change, we could do no greater honor to George Floyd's memory today on Juneteenth and every day.

  3. Richard Carsten:

    Our biggest memory of her will be the fact that we saw her smile daily and hourly, and that’s what stands out to me, passing her in the hallway or seeing in the classroom, she always had a big smile.

  4. Lester J. Pourciau:

    There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee.

  5. Scott Shellady:

    My best memory is 20 years ago when it was much busier. The pits were vibrant.

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