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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an account of the author's personal experiences;

2. an essay on a scientific or scholarly topic;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Memoir \Mem"oir\, or pl. Memoirs \Mem"oirs\, n. [F. m['e]moire, m., memorandum, fr. m['e]moire, f., memory, L. memoria. See Memory.] 1. A memorial account; a history composed from personal experience and memory; an account of transactions or events (usually written in familiar style) as they are remembered by the writer. See History, 2. [1913 Webster] 2. A memorial of any individual; a biography; often, a biography written without special regard to method and completeness. [1913 Webster] 3. An account of something deemed noteworthy; an essay; a record of investigations of any subject; the journals and proceedings of a society. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

memoir n 1: an account of the author's personal experiences 2: an essay on a scientific or scholarly topic
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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