long-term memory


noun

information stored in the brain and retrievable over a long period of time, often over the entire life span of the individual (contrasted with short-term memory).

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Origin of long-term memory

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for long-term memory

long-term memory

noun

psychol that section of the memory storage system in which experiences are stored on a semipermanent basisCompare short-term memory
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Medical definitions for long-term memory

long-term memory

n.

The phase of the memory process considered the permanent storehouse of retained information.
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