Memory - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmeməri|  American pronunciation of the word memory
Brit.  |ˈmɛm(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word memory

noun

- something that is remembered

search as he would, the memory was lost

- the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered(syn: remembering)

he can do it from memory

- the power of retaining and recalling past experience(syn: retention, retentiveness, retentivity)

he had a good memory when he was younger

- an electronic memory device(syn: storage, store)

a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached

- the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes

he taught a graduate course on learning and memory

Examples

He began to lose his memory as he grew older.

Dad has a selective memory: he remembers the times he was right and forgets the times he was wrong.

We have pleasant memories of the trip.

His name evokes memories of a happier time.

That time is just a dim memory to me now.

The happiness of those times is still vivid in my memory.

Her name has faded from memory.

I seem to have very little memory of that time in my life.

The sudden shock jogged his memory and everything came flooding back into his mind.

My memory 's not as good as it once was.

She has a terrible memory for names.

Those of you with long memories will remember this song.

The pianist played the whole piece from memory.

I'm speaking from memory, but I believe it was last May.

The first symptom of the disease is often short-term memory loss.

Word forms

noun
singular: memory
plural: memories
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