memory: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mem'u-rē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
- the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences.
- this faculty as possessed by a particular individual: to have a good memory.
- the act or fact of retaining and recalling impressions, facts, etc.; remembrance; recollection: to draw from memory.
- the length of time over which recollection extends: a time within the memory of living persons.
- a mental impression retained; a recollection: one's earliest memories.
- the reputation of a person or thing, esp. after death; fame: a ruler of beloved memory.
- the state or fact of being remembered.
- a person, thing, event, fact, etc., remembered.
- commemorative remembrance; commemoration: a monument in memory of Columbus.
- the ability of certain materials to return to an original shape after deformation.
- Also called
- the capacity of a computer to store information subject to recall.
- the components of the computer in which such information is stored.
- the step in the classical preparation of a speech in which the wording is memorized.
- concentration (def. 7).
- memory (Thesaurus)