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
Synonyms: remembering

"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
Synonyms: retentiveness retention

"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"

Related terms: cognitive_psychology
Similar spelling:   memoir