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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Example sentences from the Web for memory
Unlike the original Game Boy, the new console’s memory allows games to resume play at the exact same spot after a power interruption.A Game Boy look-alike runs on solar panels and button smashes|Maria Temming|September 15, 2020|Science News
Various kinds of immune memory, including some with mechanisms similar to trained immunity, likely also helped invertebrates to survive.‘Trained Immunity’ Offers Hope in Fight Against Coronavirus|Esther Landhuis|September 14, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Nasdaq’s nifty bounce yesterday, its biggest gains since April, seems like a distant memory as markets turn negative once again on Thursday.Global markets dip as investors again sour on tech stocks|Bernhard Warner|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Kornell compares our memory to water in a bucket that has a small leak.
Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk demonstrated the latest iteration of Neuralink, his brain-implant startup that aims to one day help paralyzed people walk and even save memories or control computers with just a thought.Can Neuralink take a ride on Elon Musk’s reputation?|Lucinda Shen|September 1, 2020|Fortune
And there is definitely something to finding solace in food, familiarity, and memory.
I had no memory of the other two, and that information was used to discredit my recollection of what had happened to me.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here it is, in the faces of the victims, in the stories of bravery, in the souls and memory of the survivors, the next of kin.
Tosi has been using cereal milk as a flavor ever since 2007, and she says it taps into a universal “memory sensor.”
It may be that some hagiographer yet to come will find the stained sheets of fact and memory amid his papers.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thus my memory was really correct; I had merely forgotten the experience to which it referred.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
The old man had warmed to his task, as floods of reminiscences came sweeping through his memory.The Bondwoman|Marah Ellis Ryan
The recollection of a certain fact, not known to all Speckport as it was to him, rushed upon his memory.A Changed Heart|May Agnes Fleming
The memory of the terrible Tsar, the fear of him, was still alive in superstitious Russia, and none dared to dishonour his son.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
The eldest son is named Herv, in memory of his mother's father, and he follows his father Christian's profession of printer.
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.