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Meaning of MEMORY

Pronunciation:  'memuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
  2. [n]  the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger"
  3. [n]  the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"
  4. [n]  something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost"
  5. [n]  the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes; "he taught a graduate course on learning and memory"

MEMORY is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: computer memory, computer storage, memory board, remembering, retention, retentiveness, storage, store
 See Also: anamnesis, association, basic cognitive process, cognitive psychology, computer, computer hardware, computing device, computing machine, confabulation, connection, connexion, data processor, electronic computer, engram, faculty, fixed storage, hardware, identification, immediate memory, information processing system, internal representation, long-term memory, LTM, memory device, memory trace, mental faculty, mental representation, module, nonvolatile storage, non-volatile storage, read-only memory, read-only storage, real storage, recall, recognition, recollection, register, remembrance, reminiscence, representation, retrieval, retrospection, ROM, scratchpad, screen memory, short-term memory, STM, storage device, virtual memory, virtual storage, volatile storage, working memory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mem"o*ry\, n.; pl. {Memories}. [OE. memorie, OF.
memoire, memorie, F. m['e]moire, L. memoria, fr. memor
mindful; cf. mora delay. Cf. {Demur}, {Martyr}, {Memoir},
1. The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge
   of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.

         Memory is the purveyor of reason.     --Rambler.

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

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

         And what, before thy memory, was done From the
         begining.                             --Milton.

5. 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.

         The memory of the just is blessed.    --Prov. x. 7.

         That ever-living man of memory, Henry the Fifth.

         The Nonconformists . . . have, as a body, always
         venerated her [Elizabeth's] memory.   --Macaulay.

6. A memorial. [Obs.]

         These weeds are memories of those worser hours.

Syn: {Memory}, {Remembrance}, {Recollection}, {Reminiscence}.

Usage: Memory is the generic term, denoting the power by
       which we reproduce past impressions. Remembrance is an
       exercise of that power when things occur spontaneously
       to our thoughts. In recollection we make a distinct
       effort to collect again, or call back, what we know
       has been formerly in the mind. Reminiscence is
       intermediate between remembrance and recollection,
       being a conscious process of recalling past
       occurrences, but without that full and varied
       reference to particular things which characterizes
       recollection. ``When an idea again recurs without the
       operation of the like object on the external sensory,
       it is remembrance; if it be sought after by the mind,
       and with pain and endeavor found, and brought again
       into view, it is recollection.'' --Locke.

{To draw to memory}, to put on record; to record. [Obs.]
   --Chaucer. Gower.

Computing Dictionary

These days, usually used synonymously with random access memory or read-only memory, but in the general sense it can be any device that can hold data in machine-readable format.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about a memory, suggests that your are ready to rid yourself of your old ways and undergo some sort of transformation and new outlook in life. Recalling a memory in your dream may also be less of a shock then if you had recalled the memory in your waken state. It indicates that you may have learned something from your past.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anamnesis, anniversaries, archetypal pattern, archetype, awareness, celebrating, celebration, ceremony, cognizance, commemoration, consciousness, disk memory, dressing ship, drum memory, engram, fanfare, fanfaronade, father image, festivity, flourish of trumpets, heroic legend, high-speed memory, holiday, homage, honor, image, imago, immortal name, immortality, jubilee, legend, looking back, marking the occasion, memento, memorialization, memory trace, memory tubes, mind, observance, ovation, RAM, recall, recollection, reexperiencing, reflection, rejoicing, religious rites, reliving, remembrance, reminiscence, respect, retention, retentiveness, retrospection, revel, revival, rite, ritual observance, salute, salvo, solemn observance, solemnization, souvenir, storage system, storage unit, tape memory, testimonial, testimonial banquet, testimonial dinner, thought, toast, traumatic trace, tribute, triumph, unconscious memory, undying fame, youth