EN[ˈmɛməɹi] [ˈmɛm(ə)ɹi] [ˈmɪmɹi] [ˈmɪməɹi]
  • In psychology, memory is the process in which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved. Encoding allows information from the outside world to be sensed in the form of chemical and physical stimuli.
  • From an information processing perspective there are three main stages in the formation and retrieval of memory:
  • Encoding or registration: receiving, processing and combining of received information
  • Storage: creation of a permanent record of the encoded information
  • Retrieval, recall or recollection: calling back the stored information in response to some cue for use in a process or activity

    Definition of memory in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmemoriesPREmé-SUF-ory
    1. NU The ability of an organism to record information about things or events with the facility of recalling them later at will.
      1. Memory is a facility common to all animals.
    2. A record of a thing or an event stored and available for later use by the organism.
      1. I have no memory of that event.
    3. (computing) The part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM).
      1. This data passes from the CPU to the memory.
    4. The time within which past events can be or are remembered.
      1. in recent memory; in living memory
    5. (attributive, of a material) which returns to its original shape when heated.
      1. Memory metal; memory plastic. ‎
    6. OBS A memorial.
    7. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Long believed to be extinct, the purple-bellied speckled turtle was sighted for the first time in living memory in a remote pasture near Chicago'.'
        • The relationship between memory as lived and history as documented is always a complex dialogue — each informing, and disinforming, the other.
        • The memory leak happened because we forgot to destroy the temporary lists.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • The last time I let you in on an investigation, Gabbler, you almost scared the whole town to death with that nutzo story about lightning bugs stealing people's short-term memory.
        • Last summer, Georgia was hit by the mightiest heat wave in living memory.
        • My Sunday Archground walks in Fall are among my fondest memories.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of memory for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "memory" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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        Definiteness: Level 9
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