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Noun: memory  me-mu-ree
  1. Something that is remembered
    "search as he would, the memory was lost"
  2. The cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    "he can do it from memory";
    - remembering
  3. The power of retaining and recalling past experience
    "he had a good memory when he was younger";
    - retention, retentiveness, retentivity
  4. An electronic memory device
    "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached";
    - computer memory, storage, computer storage, store, memory board
  5. The area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes
    "he taught a graduate course on learning and memory"

Derived forms: memories

Type of: basic cognitive process, cognitive psychology, computer hardware, faculty, hardware, internal representation, memory device, mental faculty, mental representation, module, representation, storage device

Part of: computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

Encyclopedia: Memory, the Heart