|1.||[ noun ] something that is remembered|
"search as he would, the memory was lost"
|Related terms:||representation recollection engram confabulation reminiscence screen_memory memorize|
|2.||[ noun ] the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered|
"he can do it from memory" "he enjoyed remembering his father"
|Related terms:||basic_cognitive_process recognition association recall recall retrospection long-term_memory short-term_memory working_memory retrieval memorize remember|
|3.||[ noun ] (psychology) the power of retaining and recalling past experience|
"he had a good memory when he was younger"
|Related terms:||faculty recall retain|
|4.||[ noun ] (computer science) an electronic memory device|
|Synonyms:||store computer_memory memory_board computer_storage storage|
"a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
|Related terms:||memory_device hardware random-access_memory scratchpad virtual_memory volatile_storage real_storage non-volatile_storage read-only_memory computer digital_computer register|
|5.||[ noun ] (psychology) the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes|
"he taught a graduate course on learning and memory"