[syn: memory, computer memory, storage, computer storage, store, memory board]
5. the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes;
- Example: "he taught a graduate course on learning and memory"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Memory \Mem"o*ry\, n.; pl. Memories. [OE. memorie, OF.
memoire, memorie, F. m['e]moire, L. memoria, fr. memor
mindful; cf. mora delay. Cf. Demur, Martyr, Memoir,
1. The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge
of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.
Memory is the purveyor of reason. --Rambler.
2. 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.
3. The actual and distinct retention and recognition of past
ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth;
memories of foreign lands.
4. The time within which past events can be or are
remembered; as, within the memory of man.
And what, before thy memory, was done
From the begining. --Milton.
5. 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.
The memory of the just is blessed. --Prov. x. 7.
That ever-living man of memory, Henry the Fifth.
The Nonconformists . . . have, as a body, always
venerated her [Elizabeth's] memory. --Macaulay.
6. A memorial. [Obs.]
These weeds are memories of those worser hours.
Syn: Memory, Remembrance, Recollection, Reminiscence.
Usage: Memory is the generic term, denoting the power by
which we reproduce past impressions. Remembrance is an
exercise of that power when things occur spontaneously
to our thoughts. In recollection we make a distinct
effort to collect again, or call back, what we know
has been formerly in the mind. Reminiscence is
intermediate between remembrance and recollection,
being a conscious process of recalling past
occurrences, but without that full and varied
reference to particular things which characterizes
recollection. "When an idea again recurs without the
operation of the like object on the external sensory,
it is remembrance; if it be sought after by the mind,
and with pain and endeavor found, and brought again
into view, it is recollection." --Locke.
To draw to memory, to put on record; to record. [Obs.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: something that is remembered; "search as he would, the
memory was lost"
2: the cognitive processes whereby past experience is
remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed
remembering his father" [syn: memory, remembering]
3: the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had
a good memory when he was younger" [syn: memory,
retention, retentiveness, retentivity]
4: an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the
central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
[syn: memory, computer memory, storage, computer
storage, store, memory board]
5: the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory
processes; "he taught a graduate course on learning and
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "memory":
RAM, anamnesis, anniversaries, archetypal pattern, archetype,
awareness, celebrating, celebration, ceremony, cognizance,
commemoration, consciousness, disk memory, dressing ship,
drum memory, engram, fanfare, fanfaronade, father image, festivity,
flourish of trumpets, heroic legend, high-speed memory, holiday,
homage, honor, image, imago, immortal name, immortality, jubilee,
legend, looking back, marking the occasion, memento,
memorialization, memory trace, memory tubes, mind, observance,
ovation, recall, recollection, reexperiencing, reflection,
rejoicing, religious rites, reliving, remembrance, reminiscence,
respect, retention, retentiveness, retrospection, revel, revival,
rite, ritual observance, salute, salvo, solemn observance,
solemnization, souvenir, storage, storage system, storage unit,
tape memory, testimonial, testimonial banquet, testimonial dinner,
thought, toast, traumatic trace, tribute, triumph,
unconscious memory, undying fame, youth
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
These days, usually used synonymously with Random
Access Memory or Read-Only Memory, but in the general sense
it can be any device that can hold data in
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered
by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of
Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or
contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are
held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial
custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R.
450; 4 Price's R. 198.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a
crime, so far as intention is necessary.
2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the
understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory,
we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf.
on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a
man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the
relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade
over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a
breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased
to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk.
b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.