The definition of memory is the power of the brain to recall past experiences or information.(noun)
An example of memory is someone remembering the date for their wedding anniversary.
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noun pl. memories
Origin: ME memorie < OFr < L memoria < memor, mindful, remembering < IE *mimoro-, redupl. of base *(s)mer-, to remember, recall > merit
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noun pl. mem·o·ries
Origin: Middle English memorie
Origin: , from Anglo-French
Origin: , from Latin memoria
Origin: , from memor, mindful; see (s)mer-1 in Indo-European roots.
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a loss or lack of memory. —amnesiac, n. —amnesie, adj.
1. a reminiscence.
2. (cap.) the section of Christian liturgies rehearsing the sacriflee of Christ and ending “Do this in remembrance of me.” —anamnestic, adj.
the occurrence in consciousness of images not recognized as produced by the memory and its storage of events and scènes. —cryptomnesic, adj.
Psychology. the illusion of having previously experienced something actually being encountered for the first time.
any mnemonic device or aidememoire, especially a technical device.
the process or technique of improving, assisting, or developing the memory. Also called mnemotechnics. —mnemonic, adj.
the belief that every mental impression remains in the memory.
Psychiatry. a distortion of memory in which fact and fancy are confused.
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