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Definitions of memory

  1. an electronic memory device; " a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
  2. the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes; " he taught a graduate course on learning and memory"
  3. the power of retaining and recalling past experience; " he had a good memory when he was younger"
  4. the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; " he can do it from memory"; " he enjoyed remembering his father"
  5. something that is remembered; " search as he would, the memory was lost"
  6. The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.
  7. The reach and positiveness with which a person can remember; the strength and trustworthiness of one's power to reach and represent or to recall the past; as, his memory was never wrong.
  8. The actual and distinct retention and recognition of past ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth; memories of foreign lands.
  9. The time within which past events can be or are remembered; as, within the memory of man.
  10. Something, or an aggregate of things, remembered; hence, character, conduct, etc., as preserved in remembrance, history, or tradition; posthumous fame; as, the war became only a memory.
  11. A memorial.
  12. Complex mental function having four distinct phases: ( 1) memorizing or learning, ( 2) retention, ( 3) recall, and ( 4) recognition. Clinically, it is usually subdivided into immediate, recent, and remote memory.
  13. That faculty of the mind by which it keeps the knowledge of occurrences, facts, thoughts, etc., which are a part of the past, and recalls them; a particular oxperience remembered; as, he was lost in memories of his youth; the range of time within which past happenings are remembered; as, within the memory of the oldest inhabitant; the subject of remembrance; as, his youthful ideals were but memories to him.
  14. The power of retaining in subconsciousness and of reviving an impression or idea of which the mind has once been conscious; recollection.
  15. A having or keeping in the mind: the faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts or events: retention: remembrance.
  16. Faculty of the mind by which ideas are retained and recalled; remembrance.
  17. The mental power of recalling the past; remembrance; recollection.
  18. The faculty of the mind by which it retains and can recall previous ideas and impressions; the state of being remembered; anything remembered; remembrance; memorial; monumental record.
  19. The faculty of the mind by which it retains, and reproduces at will, past events; acquired knowledge or ideas; the time within which past events can be remembered; exemption from oblivion; monumental record.
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Quotes of memory

  1. Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory by its retention of nerve impulse images, extend the present to the limit of a second or so. – John Desmond Bernal
  2. I had some vague memory of visiting Canberra as a lad, when we came up with my father by car. But when I made the long train journey from Sydney to Canberra and arrived at the little stop, I did wonder slightly whether this really was the national capital. – John Henry Carver
  3. A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives. – Robert Emmet
  4. A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial. – Cliff Fadiman
  5. It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. – P. D. James
  6. Indeed, as the above calculation indicates, to take full advantage of the memory space available, the ultimate laptop must turn all its matter into energy. – Seth Lloyd
  7. Memory is more indelible than ink. – Anita Loos
  8. It turns out that my memory is just not that great, so for specific scenes with people doing stuff, sometimes I'd have the details all wrong or I couldn't remember what happened exactly, so I just let that be. – Rick Moody
  9. Fond memory brings the light of other days around me. – Thomas Moore
  10. A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works. – William Morris
  11. All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. – Toni Morrison
  12. A strange thing is memory and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day. – Grandma Moses
  13. Of these years nought remains in memory but the sad feeling that we have advanced and only grown older. – Max Muller
  14. Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept- and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years. – Jean Paul
  15. Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality. – George Santayana

Usage examples for memory

  1. Memory was now busy with the thoughts of Bruce. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. Until that memory disappeared his punishment would not be over. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  3. I tried to call to memory what had passed. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  4. I have smiled at the memory of those days so often. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. Don't pretend that our common memory doesn't run back to the year 1853! – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  6. There was something in his memory that he couldn't recall. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  7. " When it is worth more than a good memory he answered. – A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  8. And in her mother's that she had, and all the memory of the dreadful hours just passed. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. They write, not from the memory but from the heart. – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  10. Disturbances of memory are the next most alarming elements in these cases. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  11. " It was Memory I think. – From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
  12. Memory gone phut, Simon? – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  13. Of course I do not remember that, but as far back as I can go in memory I can see Lew. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  14. Well, look now, I thought in her face there was something that went to my heart and memory – The Maid of Maiden Lane by Amelia E. Barr
  15. I've carried it in my memory all right. – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  16. But my memory never can content me. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  17. I think that she has a long memory – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  18. Cast the memory of them away. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. To the chief, Mercy was far beyond his memory of her. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. Old Simpkins had been very poor as a boy, it appeared, and he had never got over the memory of it. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair

Rhymes for memory