Character 6
Hyphenation mem o ry
Pronunciations /ˈmɛm(ə)ɹi/

Definitions and meanings of "Memory"

What do we mean by memory?

The mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience. noun

The act or an instance of remembering; recollection. noun

All that a person can remember. noun

Something that is remembered. noun

The fact of being remembered; remembrance. noun

The period of time covered by the remembrance or recollection of a person or group of persons. noun

A unit of a computer that preserves data for retrieval. noun

Capacity for storing information. noun

The set of past events affecting a given event in a stochastic process. noun

The capacity of a material, such as plastic or metal, to return to a previous shape after deformation. noun

The ability of the immune system to respond faster and more powerfully to subsequent exposure to an antigen. noun

Memory as mediated by kinesthetic images in the narrower sense. noun

The mental capacity of retaining unconscious traces of conscious impressions or states, and of recalling these traces to consciousness with the attendant perception that they (or their objects) have a certain relation to the past; in a narrower sense, the power of such retention alone, the power or act of recalling being termed recollection. noun

The fact of retaining such mental impressions; remembrance; mental hold on the past; retrospect; recollection. noun

Length of time included in the conscious experience or observation of an individual, a community, or any succession of persons; the period of time during which the acquisition of knowledge is possible. noun

The state of being remembered; continued presence in the minds or thoughts of men; retained or perpetuated knowledge; posterior note or reputation: as, to celebrate the memory of a great event. noun

That which is remembered; anything fixed in or recalled to the mind; a mental impression; a reminiscence: as, pleasant memories of travel. noun

That which brings to mind; a memento or memorial; a remembrancer. noun

Commemoration; perpetuation of the knowledge of anything; a recalling to mind: as, a monument erected in memory of a person. noun

The ability of the brain to record information or impressions with the facility of recalling them later at will.

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

The part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM).

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

(of a material) which returns to its original shape when heated

A memorial.

(collective) A term of venery for a social group of elephants, normally called a herd.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Memory

The word "memory" in example sentences

What's surprising about this analysis is that it suggests that built in to common sense concepts of memory is a reliance on the existence of some kind of ˜memory trace™ as a continuous bridge across the temporal gap, causally connecting past and present. ❋ Sutton, John (2004)

-- And not only must memory, if it is to be a good memory, omit the generally worthless, or trivial, or irrelevant, and supply the generally useful, significant, and relevant, but it must in some degree be a _specialized memory_. ❋ George Herbert Betts (1901)

We new-born infants, without experience, were born with fear, with memory of fear; and _memory is experience_. ❋ Jack London (1896)

Intel® GS45 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (Intel® GMA 4500MHD) with up to 1759 MB of Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (64 MB of dedicated video memory, up to 1695 MB of shared system memory*), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10 ❋ Eleg (2010)

Indeed in one of the very passages I have quoted in order to show that Mr. Romanes accepts the phenomena of heredity as phenomena of memory, he speaks of "heredity as playing an important part _in forming memory_ of ancestral experiences;" so that whereas I want him to say that the phenomena of heredity are due to memory, he will have it that the memory is due to the heredity, {236a} which seems to me absurd. ❋ Samuel Butler (1868)

These are not mechanisms of memory in any cognitive sense; the term memory here is used as a metaphor, implying only that the past history has a discernible influence on the present properties, but homeopaths believe that, through these or other mechanisms, water can form and retain some useable "memory" of the original medicinal substance ❋ Unknown (2009)

That's significant because analyzing or manipulating data in memory is much faster than retrieving it from a hard disk. ❋ David F. Carr (2010)

Doing positive things in memory is so very hard sometimes. ❋ Markgritter (2009)

The word memory evokes many things, different for each of us. ❋ Alan W. Silberberg (2011)

When we use the word memory to describe how our core relational beliefs develop, we refer to any past experience that influences the way we think, feel, behave, and relate.11 Though you may be sitting there thinking about your past experiences with your parents and trying to remember how they treated you, understand that the development of your core relational beliefs does not necessarily require that the experience be consciously “remembered.” ❋ Dr. Tim Clinton (2010)

My interest in memory is for many of the same reasons, but also because memory is all we are. ❋ Unknown (2008)

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