noun, plural mem·o·ries.
- the capacity of a computer to store information subject to recall.
- the components of the computer in which such information is stored.
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Origin of memory
Example sentences from the Web for memory
Psychiatry 2019What she did bring back to Minnesota, along with that searing memory, was a set of small vials.
In a shape memory alloy like nickel-titanium —which has shown one of the biggest elastocaloric effects — the crystal structure of the rigid phase is cubic.
The exact neural code underlying this process remains perplexing, though there’ve been attempts to try to hijack the code and artificially amp up memory.Towards ‘Eternal Sunshine’? New Links Found Between Memory and Emotion|Shelly Fan|July 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
That dramatically cuts the amount of memory and energy it requires, which makes it far more practical to use for on-chip learning in smaller mobile devices.A New Brain-Inspired Learning Method for AI Saves Memory and Energy|Edd Gent|July 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
Jameson Taillon is still rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, and Chris Archer, acquired in what is shaping up to be one of the worst trades in recent memory, is also out for the season.The Dodgers Lead Our National League Predictions, But Don’t Count Out The Nats Or … Reds?|Travis Sawchik|July 22, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Families stuff a life-size male doll with memories of the outgoing year and dress him in their clothing.
Some songs get wedged in our memories entirely because of one line.
I may be missing some time and there are memories that will never be retrieved.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today, with the memories of Ingrid Bergman so vivid in his mind, it seems clear that he's been thinking about her a great deal.
By the end of his life, the memories of corporal punishment at the hands of his teachers were vivid.
Forms, now turning into dust, holy in our memories, read these familiar pages.The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible|R. Heber Newton
The memories of the people were stored with short narratives; for a startling tale was not easily forgotten.Amenities of Literature|Isaac Disraeli
Their memories harbour them like a stinking suit of old clothes.The Tree of Heaven|May Sinclair
A first glance is disappointing, but the memories of the place are compensation enough.In the Border Country|W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
Sinecure it was, though ennui ruled; but he had his memories, and Rome was not far away.Egoists|James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for memory
noun plural -ries
- the ability of the mind to store and recall past sensations, thoughts, knowledge, etche can do it from memory
- the part of the brain that appears to have this function
Word Origin for memory
Medical definitions for memory
Scientific definitions for memory
- The ability to remember past experiences or learned information, involving advanced mental processes such as learning, retention, recall, and recognition and resulting from chemical changes between neurons in several different areas of the brain, including the hippocampus. Immediate memory lasts for just a few seconds. Short-term memory stores information that has been minimally processed and is available only for a few minutes, as in remembering a phone number just long enough to use it. Short-term memory is transferred into long-term memory, which can last for many years, only when repeated use of the information facilitates neurochemical changes that allow it to be retained. The loss of memory because of disease or injury is called amnesia.
- The collection of information gained from past learning or experience that is stored in a person's mind.
- A piece of information, such as the mental image of an experience, that is stored in the memory.
- A part of a computer in which data is stored for later use.
- The capacity of a computer, chips, and storage devices to preserve data and programs for retrieval. Memory is measured in bytes. See more at hard disk RAM ROM.
Idioms and Phrases with memory
see commit to memory; in memory of.