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a distant memory (=something that happened a long time ago)
▪ Already the summer seemed like a distant memory.
a painful memory
▪ The photograph brought back painful memories.
a vague recollection/memory
▪ I have only a vague recollection of what the house looked like.
banish the memory/thought/image etc (of sb/sth)
▪ They tried to banish the memory from their minds.
▪ I cherish the memory of that day.
childhood memories
▪ The smell in the air brought back happy childhood memories.
erase sth from your mind/memory
▪ He couldn’t erase the image from his mind.
▪ She had tried to erase the memory of that day.
flash memory
imprint sth on your mind/memory/brain etc
▪ The sight of Joe’s dead body was imprinted on his mind forever.
live in...memory
▪ That day will always live in my memory.
long memory
▪ He has a long memory.
loss of memory
▪ a temporary loss of memory
memory bank
memory card
memory hog
memory lapses (=when you cannot remember something for a short time)
▪ After taking the drug, several patients suffered memory lapses.
Memory Stick
photographic memory
random access memory
read-only memory
sb’s earliest memory (=the first thing you can remember about something from your past)
▪ One of my earliest memories is of being at a busy railway station, trying to find my mum.
selective memory (=he chooses what he wants to remember and what to forget)
▪ He has a very selective memory.
short-term memory
▪ She’s suffering from short-term memory loss.
stamped on...memory
▪ The experience remained stamped on her memory for many years.
stir memories/emotions etc
▪ Looking at the photographs stirred childhood memories of the long hot summers.
trigger a memory (=make you suddenly remember something)
unhappy memories
▪ Ruth tried to put these unhappy memories from her mind.
virtual memory
wince at the memory/thought/idea
▪ I still wince at the thought of that terrible evening.
▪ Although such incidents rankled, the cutter crews' sense of humour soon surfaced to erase the bad memories.
▪ However, Turner was involved in another play that brought back some bad memories for Raiders fans.
▪ The win also helped him to bury the bad memory of an experience on June 17 last year.
▪ But the previous eight years had been the worst in local memory.
▪ He says that being at Barrow Wake does bring back bad memories.
▪ How could you not realize it just brings back so many bad memories.
▪ For many, the worst memories of that era are of food shortages because of the disruption to the agricultural system.
▪ But the application conjures up bad memories.
▪ Consequently the forms of paternalism signified by feudal relations are more likely to be a recent tradition rather than a distant memory.
▪ Serious problems from a life onshore can fade rapidly to distant memories as sight of land is lost.
▪ The calm was a strange one - a distant memory.
▪ Euclid and Cicero were a distant memory now.
▪ Driven there by some distant memory from his youth.
▪ But that was a distant, incredible memory now.
▪ The national institution of the past 60-odd years could soon be a distant memory.
▪ But that is now a distant memory.
▪ Ah! a very early memory ... just a flash.
▪ As she remembered these events, she was drawn back to an even earlier set of memories.
▪ Even there the gleam Of earlier memory like enchantment lay.
▪ In my very earliest memories, I am hungry, always hungry.
▪ When, in the early 1980s, memory came back into neuroscience fashion again, it did so in new forms.
▪ Oral historians had meanwhile begun to record the earlier memories of ordinary old people, working right across the country.
▪ What is your earliest memory of a story where something or somebody changed?
▪ Elevated muscarinic receptor seemed therefore to be associated with the early phases of memory formation.
▪ I have some very fond memories of track life.
▪ His smile widened as many fond memories came flooding back.
▪ He ought to have fond memories of the place.
▪ Her fond memories anyway, and what did Lucy think?
▪ I have only fond memories of my childhood in my own village.
▪ There will be many fond memories taken away from the city which will hopefully be renewed should we visit next year.
▪ Indeed, today, those evenings rank amongst my fondest memories from those times.
▪ Many topics may arise from such conversations, many happy and formative memories can be rekindled.
▪ There are happy memories and there are sad, all floating in our minds together.
▪ Their fortunes will become more divided than before: some are waking up from the party with happier memories than others.
▪ I should have kept my happy memories.
▪ I have many happy memories of a time when the world was innocent as were most of us.
▪ Now she could fabricate for herself rich and happy memories.
▪ Some of my happiest memories date from the time when Father was alive.
▪ The refugees who arrived starving and thirsty in 1948 do not have happy memories of their reception.
▪ It has, after all, been the worst first year of any parliament in living memory.
▪ For the village it was the most exciting news in living memory.
▪ Within the living memory of the older inhabitants of Dornie, there have been radical changes affecting both these waterways.
▪ This dinner they planned must capture the living memory of every lucky guest.
▪ Judging by their recent performances, they were all living on their memories.
▪ The country is in the depths of a recession, made worse by the worst drought in living memory.
▪ Within living memory, like mine for instance, it was possible to dial numbers beginning D.O.U ....
▪ Symbols of gracious living or memories of childhood dreams, popular prints allowed for vicarious experience.
▪ Despite the interference in short term memory, the overall increase in information sampled will improve long term memory.
▪ The ads have been effective with seniors across the country, and the residents of Leisure World have long memories.
▪ Near memory 4. Long memory 5.
▪ People have long memories for unrelenting tragedy that strikes so close to home.
▪ The doctor probed - the longer memories, the childhood.
▪ They must have long memories, Mungo thought, lying here in permanent dusk.
▪ He too had discovered that the Nordic people have long memories.
▪ Doran's short temper and long memory were famous in Little Tuckett.
▪ Surely he was only afraid his memories might fade, leaving him dispossessed.
▪ That was not the only memory they would treasure.
▪ Those are my only remaining memories of the first five years.
▪ He sobbed as he relived the painful memory.
▪ For many of us, these long winter nights stir up painful memories and fearful thoughts.
▪ Feeling her stomach churn with the painful memories, she leaned sideways and was violently sick.
▪ Democrats, too, have painful Medicare memories.
▪ We have to drop the charge and put the painful memories on one side.
▪ The painful memory of last year's semi-final defeat by Kilkenny acts as another spur.
▪ But those painful memories are erased by thoughts of future glory as Jodami whisks Anthea across the moorland gallops.
▪ There may be physical and other handicaps such as impaired sight or poor memory.
▪ We know that most organizations have poor memories, implicitly inviting newer workers to make the same old mistakes.
▪ Perhaps she had a poor memory and kept forgetting where she had left them.
▪ Her poor memory was altogether irrelevant to her status as an alien.
▪ This suggests again a poor visual memory.
▪ How poor her own memories seemed at the side of this.
▪ It is also much more affected by poor memory and exaggeration.
▪ If you have a poor memory you could slip away for a moment and write yourself a quick note.
▪ Logitech's FotoMan digital camera stores 32 digitized photos in random access memory instead of on film.
▪ In fact, it had no random access memory at all.
▪ Fig. 20. Random access memory illustration.
▪ It comes with eight megabytes of random access memory, a must since it also comes with Windows 95.
▪ She received random bits of memory, tried them in different patterns, hoping to make sense.
▪ Just a plate of moist, fluffy eggs mixed with bits of some of the tastiest, juiciest ham of recent memory.
▪ This evening will be like none other in recent memory.
▪ The fans chanted his name for the first time in recent memory.
▪ These two are destined for one another-and fated to deliver one of the worst scripts in recent memory.
▪ The caribou have left Maine within recent memory, and extensive spruce-fir forests remain only in northern Maine.
▪ Decrements at high levels are assumed to be the result of the impairment to short memory.
▪ One thing my customer never forgot was that Salomon Brothers thought he had a short memory.
▪ We all have very short memories, and so have probably forgotten how Rolling News emerged.
▪ But international lenders have notoriously short memories and start to lend again remarkably rapidly.
▪ Despite the interference in short term memory, the overall increase in information sampled will improve long term memory.
▪ But many investors have proven to have notoriously short memories.
▪ Unbelief, on the other hand, has a short and ungrateful memory.
▪ A forgiving strategy is one that, although it may retaliate, has a short memory.
▪ Even more interestingly, he was possibly one of the last people to have vivid personal memories of the 1859 Revival.
▪ Meanwhile, those who observed the jumbo jet exploding say they still have vivid memories.
▪ Jack Russell's painting inspires vivid memories of that moment of discovery.
▪ He has vivid memories of how it feels to lose your job.
▪ Years later that journey still remained vivid in his memory.
▪ It remains one of the most vivid and magical memories of my life.
▪ We boiled your memory banks down into two categories - the rest we threw away, sorry to say.
▪ They functioned as the living and growing memory banks for the entire corporation.
▪ In a matter of seconds, his fingerprints had been photographed and checked by computer against the central memory banks.
▪ The three memory banks represent the red, green and blue components of the image seen on the television monitor.
▪ Eight bit-planes per memory bank allows 256 levels of the associated primary colour to be represented.
▪ Earlier than that still, and his memory banks were empty.
▪ The digital images held in the memory banks are converted to television signals which are displayed on the monitor.
▪ What implants a salad in the memory banks is the salad dressing.
▪ It is immediately noticeable that the great majority of comments come from the childhood memories.
▪ Patricia Polacco has won the hearts of millions of children with her rich stories drawn from childhood memories.
▪ InPart One the life stories are used only retrospectively, drawing on childhood memories of grandparents.
▪ But can I count as a reliable source my own childhood memories?
▪ It very nearly is us: as personal and as deeply embedded as childhood memories of Christmas or school terms.
▪ Following his team connects him to the region that formed him. Childhood memories hooked her to a team for life.
▪ He summoned up childhood memories and a long love for a part of his musical heritage in a piece called Blues Suite.
▪ This opens the way for low-cost and high-performance 64M-bit Flash memory chips based on a 0.4 micron design rule.
▪ It said that revenues for memory chips would fall 27 percent in 1996 from 1995.
▪ Most of the costs of producing a memory chip are fixed, because of the elaborate factories and equipment needed.
▪ Unlike other memory chips, flash does not lose the stored contents when the computer is disconnected from a power supply.
▪ All told, demand for memory chips fell more than 16% in 1990.
▪ In your computer, the stockroom is the main bank of memory chips, and your processor is the line of customers.
▪ New generations of memory chips normally arrive at 30-40 times the price of the industry's mainstream product.
▪ Within a memory chip, this acts as a tiny switch that is either on or off.
▪ Have a word with your Mazda dealer and take a test drive down memory lane.
▪ Talk about a wondrous stroll down one whacked-out memory lane.
▪ Today we're taking a stylish trip down memory lane.
▪ We had a real trip down memory lane, talking about your grandmother as she was years ago.
▪ Taking you down memory lane time and time again.
▪ But the memory lane he points the audience down isn't one that starts in Britain.
▪ It was a glimpse of the old Connors, fighting and refusing to walk down memory lane.
▪ This will be a trip down memory lane for the right hon. Gentleman.
▪ Nearly every person experiences memory loss as a normal part of the aging process.
▪ Her injuries have left her with chronic migraine headaches, seizures, insomnia, nausea and short-term memory loss.
▪ The program will explore normal memory loss and strategies to help improve memory.
▪ Later in the course of the disease, people may develop clumsy gait, memory loss and speech difficulties.
▪ Some experts claim the phones can cause tumours, headaches and memory loss.
▪ Karadzic's continued freedom and the collective memory loss may suit international politics.
▪ But lately some researchers are challenging the notion that memory loss is inevitable.
▪ Every time she has a birthday it will bring back memories.
▪ However, Turner was involved in another play that brought back some bad memories for Raiders fans.
▪ She's now left with little more than photographs to bring back memories of her late husband.
▪ How her memory brought me my memory.
▪ The stink assailed his nostrils, bringing back memories of that last visit and what it had done for him.
▪ Medically prescribed drugs - essential though they may be - sometimes bring about confusion or memory loss.
▪ But I haven't bothered with dresses for so long - it brings back some happy memories of my young days.
▪ In a recent defence of investment in education, Stonier brought back memories of the early 1960s.
▪ However, invariably, it is not only bad experiences of learning that are committed to memory.
▪ The former I destroyed before entering the port of Vera Cruz, having committed it to memory.
▪ In theory this sounds quite unrealistic but the worker is reassured that none of these topics need be committed to memory.
▪ The second man looked hard at Jean-Pierre, as if committing his face to memory.
▪ Although such incidents rankled, the cutter crews' sense of humour soon surfaced to erase the bad memories.
▪ They badly needed to get off strong Sunday to erase that memory.
▪ The answer is always to erase everything from memory pertaining to previous projects.
▪ How much else had he forgotten: Did hibernation erase memory?
▪ Five years can change opinions; ten years can erase memories.
▪ Might not a murderer, she wondered, erase the memory of the deed?
▪ So why couldn't she erase from her memory the image of fitzAlan, tall and strong and golden in the firelight?
▪ He must so dearly have wished the first two sets could have been instantly erased from memory.
▪ The list will thus serve to jog your memory and ensure that you do not overlook significant items.
▪ Three incidental features of forensic hypnosis may help jog memories, but these potential memory aids are not unique to hypnosis.
▪ A notice at eye level inside the bathroom door can jog your memory and avoid some trying mopping-up operations later.
▪ Not only was it unremarkable and rather battered, it did nothing at all to jog her errant memory.
▪ In fact, I think it was seeing you, there on the doorstep, that jogged my memory.
▪ These served to establish claims, to recall old friendship, to jog the memory about old times.
▪ But if you jog his memory, he will see your point before he can help it.
▪ The scene will always live in my memory.
▪ They functioned as the living and growing memory banks for the entire corporation.
▪ Still, for a prime minister who enjoyed the longest honeymoon in living memory, these are unhappy days.
▪ They are among hundreds of northeastern North Dakota farmers with crops damaged by the worst rain and rural flooding in living memory.
▪ Speech does, of course, live on in memory but, as we all know, memory can be very unreliable.
▪ For the first time in living memory a presidential candidate claimed the White House before his rival had conceded the race.
▪ It has doubled within living memory.
▪ After that sweltering afternoon in May, we went through a period of epic heat, the hottest summer in living memory.
▪ If they break off their constant peregrinations, their voice seizes up and they lose their memory.
▪ My fingerprints will not lose their memory.
▪ As a result of the instability and interactions, the pattern rapidly loses any detailed memory of its initial state.
▪ Is she losing her memory as well as her teeth?
▪ In losing its design memory, it seems, Ford forgot what customers wanted.
▪ He has a disease that causes him to lose his memory.
▪ I read about it in Vogue ... how it makes you lose your memory.
▪ They lose long-ago memories as well as failing to store new memones.
▪ All evening I refreshed my memory with theoretical skills on dental mechanics and wrote my job application letter.
▪ I drew the shower curtain and took a look at the fellow, just to refresh my memory.
▪ Because if they don't, let me refresh your memory.
▪ You may also need to refresh your memory before you go to visit somebody.
▪ And likeable Ed Byrne refreshed the memory with a routine more over-exposed than Keith Chegwin's privates.
▪ She arranged a meeting with one of her former mandarins, who was able to refresh her memory on many points.
▪ April's encouraging climate should do much to refresh your memory.
▪ The river and its fish remained just a memory.
▪ The sounds and sights encountered at these times will remain etched in my memory for ever.
▪ However, the biggest single barrier remains the memory limitation inherent in chip storage.
▪ The menu that night was cottage pie and chips, a combination which has remained engraved on my memory.
▪ The solemn and deep tones in which these words were delivered have remained fixed in my memory.
▪ González's biggest card remains the memory of Franco.
▪ To this day his marriage remains lodged in local memory chiefly because of the arrival of his London Bohemian friends.
▪ Her visit to the Doctor seemed to have stirred up old memories, like sediment at the bottom of a pond.
▪ For many of us, these long winter nights stir up painful memories and fearful thoughts.
▪ The story stirs something in our memory.
▪ Then, last fall, a newspaper story stirred old memories and rekindled her search.
▪ I stared at that face and something stirred in my memory.
▪ It gave off a fragrant smell which stirred my memory though I could not place it.
▪ Like a dead cat, Franca strangely thought, stirred by some memory.
▪ Even so, the impending auction has stirred poignant memories.
▪ She stored that memory away, together with the memory of the forest in the foreground as she walked on.
▪ Interestingly, the impairment is of the ability to form new memories, not the ability to recall stored memories.
▪ The experience is not forgotten but is stored in memory.
▪ While online, the user could play the game, which would be stored in short-term memory.
▪ All this is stored in the subconscious memory and the habit continues when we grow up.
▪ Everything stored in the memory of a computer can be copied on to removable diskettes.
▪ In the midst of darkness come some stored memories of a different sort.
be engraved in/on your memory/mind/heart
▪ The date was engraved on his heart.
be etched on/in your memory/mind
commit sth to memory
▪ Some really dedicated fans have committed entire passages of the movie to memory.
▪ Sometimes, conductors have to commit complete scores to memory.
▪ The former I destroyed before entering the port of Vera Cruz, having committed it to memory.
▪ The second man looked hard at Jean-Pierre, as if committing his face to memory.
▪ What you must now do is commit the words to memory and take twenty cards from the pack.
have a memory like a sieve
▪ You'd better remind him about the party - he's got a memory like a sieve!
have a short memory
▪ Bring any player back and he does not perform and people have short memories.
▪ Manufacturers have short memories, you know.
▪ Other strategies might be more forgiving and have shorter memories.
have fond memories of sth/sb
▪ He ought to have fond memories of the place.
▪ I have fond memories of Sussex-playing pool and, much more to the point, the excellent discussions on science.
▪ She would have been pleased that the youngsters who come and go will have fond memories of their day in hospital.
in/within living memory
▪ After that sweltering afternoon in May, we went through a period of epic heat, the hottest summer in living memory.
▪ For the first time in living memory a presidential candidate claimed the White House before his rival had conceded the race.
▪ For the village it was the most exciting news in living memory.
▪ It has doubled within living memory.
▪ It has, after all, been the worst first year of any parliament in living memory.
▪ Still, for a prime minister who enjoyed the longest honeymoon in living memory, these are unhappy days.
▪ The country is in the depths of a recession, made worse by the worst drought in living memory.
▪ They are among hundreds of northeastern North Dakota farmers with crops damaged by the worst rain and rural flooding in living memory.
jog sb's memory
▪ Maybe this picture will help jog your memory.
▪ Police hope the sketch will jog someone's memory and help identify the gunman.
▪ Something about what he said jogged my memory about an article I had read the month before.
refresh sb's memory
▪ Before the exam he read through his notes once more to refresh his memory.
▪ If you can't remember where you were on June 15, Mr Ball, maybe these photos will refresh your memory.
slip your mind/memory
▪ He had seemed thrown for a moment, as though it had genuinely slipped his mind that he was about to be married.
▪ I can't believe it has slipped my mind.
▪ It slipped my mind because of the tragedy that followed.
▪ It completely slipped my mind I was going to be accused of theft!
▪ It had slipped his mind entirely that today.
▪ Jean hadn't even asked Helen what she had said; the entire episode had slipped her mind.
▪ Yes, that had slipped her mind.
▪ You think something as important as that would slip my mind?
storehouse of information/memories etc
▪ It comprises a vast and ever-changing storehouse of information and entertainment.
▪ Using as data what respondents say about themselves offers the social researcher access to a vast storehouse of information.
wipe sth from your mind/memory
▪ And when he had done with her, she could wipe him from her mind, obliterate him.
▪ He cared nothing for his wife and daughter and they must wipe him from their minds.
working memory
▪ From that, you might be able to reconstitute the activity present during working memory.
▪ If this were the case there would be no need for a working memory.
▪ It is not clear whether this articulation makes use of the working memory system or is independent.
▪ Studies of working memory in animals may seem to be rather remote from the standard, acquired distinctiveness procedure.
▪ The speech left provides for an internal speech code which passes through a working memory system where it can be examined.
▪ The system is then being driven by working memory.
▪ Unless we attend to the words which have been placed into working memory, they will not be retained.
▪ 16 megabytes of memory
▪ Grandpa was getting old and his memory wasn't so good.
▪ He's got a good memory, but I wouldn't call him intelligent.
▪ I've got a terrible memory for names.
▪ I have lots of happy memories of my time in Japan.
▪ Now, his experiences were just a painful memory.
▪ She is blessed with a photographic memory.
▪ These stories were told and retold, mainly from memory.
▪ This place holds lots of memories for us.
▪ Was she losing her memory as well as her teeth?
▪ We're playing the old songs that I'm sure will bring back memories for you.
▪ Both computers had a 28, 800-baud fax modem, 16 megabytes of random-access memory and voice mail / speakerphone capabilities.
▪ I have many happy memories of eating Frankfurters with lashings of mustard in Cologne.
▪ One of my first memories was when he shot a mountain lion and he let me shoot it too.
▪ She may have been held back, too, by memories of near suffocation.
▪ So this brings your memories back.
▪ The scene will always live in my memory.
▪ Under silver roofs and filigree balconies, gleaming in the freezing sunshine, thoughtful locals swap memories and theories.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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, Remember.]

  1. The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.

    Memory is the purveyor of reason.

  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.

  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.

  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.''

    To draw to memory, to put on record; to record. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer. Gower.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c., "recollection (of someone or something); awareness, consciousness," also "fame, renown, reputation," from Anglo-French memorie (Old French memoire, 11c., "mind, memory, remembrance; memorial, record") and directly from Latin memoria "memory, remembrance, faculty of remembering," noun of quality from memor "mindful, remembering," from PIE root *(s)mer- (1) "to remember" (Sanskrit smarati "remembers," Avestan mimara "mindful;" Greek merimna "care, thought," mermeros "causing anxiety, mischievous, baneful;" Serbo-Croatian mariti "to care for;" Welsh marth "sadness, anxiety;" Old Norse Mimir, name of the giant who guards the Well of Wisdom; Old English gemimor "known," murnan "mourn, remember sorrowfully;" Dutch mijmeren "to ponder"). Meaning "faculty of remembering" is late 14c. in English.\nI am grown old and my memory is not as active as it used to be. When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this, but we all have to do it. [Mark Twain, "Autobiography"]\nComputer sense, "device which stores information," is from 1946. Related: Memories.


n. 1 (context uncountable English) The ability of an organism to record information about things or events with the facility of recalling them later at will. 2 A record of a thing or an event stored and available for later use by the organism. 3 (context computing English) The part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM). 4 The time within which past events can be or are remembered. 5 (context attributive of a material English) which returns to its original (l/en: shape) when (l/en heat heated) 6 (context obsolete English) A memorial.

  1. n. 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: remembering]

  3. the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger" [syn: retention, retentiveness]

  4. an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached" [syn: 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 memory"

Memory (song)

"Memory", often incorrectly called "Memories", is a show tune from the 1981 musical Cats. It is sung by the character Grizabella, a one-time glamour cat who is now only a shell of her former self. The song is a nostalgic remembrance of her glorious past and a declaration of her wish to start a new life. Sung briefly in the first act and in full near the end of the show, "Memory" is the climax of the musical, and by far its most popular and well-known song. Its writers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn received the 1981 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.

Memory (disambiguation)

Memory is an organism's ability to store, retain, and recall information.

Memory or Memories may also refer to:

Memory (H. P. Lovecraft)

"Memory" is a flash fiction short story by American horror and science fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, written in 1919 and published in May 1923 in The National Amateur.

Memory (Stephen King)

"Memory" is a short story by Stephen King that was originally published in the "summer reading" issue of Tin House magazine (#28) in July 2006. It is now confirmed to be similar to the first chapter of Duma Key. It was republished as an annex to Richard Bachman's latest novel Blaze.

Memory (Sugarcult song)

"Memory" is a single by the band Sugarcult released in 2004. The song is featured on their fourth studio album, Palm Trees and Power Lines, and also on the soundtracks for the games Burnout 3: Takedown and NHL 2005. It was also featured in the movie Lovewrecked with Amanda Bynes and Chris Carmack and the TV show Summerland on the episode "Fireworks". An acoustic version of the song was released on Punk Goes Acoustic. The single is seen as the band's signature song.

Memory (2006 film)

Memory (also billed as mem-(o)-re and Memore) is a 2006 American techno-thriller film written by Bennett Joshua Davlin, and starring Billy Zane, Tricia Helfer and Terry Chen.

Memory (Poul Anderson)

Memory (first title A World Called Maanerek) is a science fiction narration by Poul Anderson, first published in 1957.

Memory (2008 film)

Memory is a Thai horror film released in 2008. It stars Ananda Everingham and Mai Charoenpura.

Memory (Bujold novel)

Memory is a science fiction novel by Lois McMaster Bujold, first published in October 1996. It is a part of the Vorkosigan Saga, and is the eleventh full-length novel in publication order.


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. In the first stage the information must be changed so that it may be put into the encoding process. Storage is the second memory stage or process. This entails that information is maintained over short periods of time. Finally the third process is the retrieval of information that has been stored. Such information must be located and returned to the consciousness. Some retrieval attempts may be effortless due to the type of information, and other attempts to remember stored information may be more demanding for various reasons.

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 in short term or long term memory
  • Retrieval, recall or recollection: calling back the stored information in response to some cue for use in a process or activity

The loss of memory is described as forgetfulness.

Memory (French)

Memory is an 1886–1887 (revised 1909) marble sculpture by American artist Daniel Chester French. The finished version measures x x and is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.

Memory (2016 TV series)

Memory is a South Korean television series starring Lee Sung-min, Kim Ji-soo and Park Jin-hee. It replaced Signal and aired on cable network tvN on Fridays and Saturdays at 20:30 ( KST) from March 18, 2016 to May 7, 2016 for 16 episodes.

Memory (album)

Dan Michaelson's Memory is the final installment in an album trilogy that commenced with 2013's Blindspot and continued with Distance in 2014.

The album was written and produced by Michaelson and mixed by Ash Workman (Metronomy, Christine and the Queens). The album was recorded at The Premises, London and is available on CD, vinyl and digital.

Joing the Coastguards (Henry Spenner, Laurie Earle and Horse) are Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers and Johnny Flynn.

"I went looking for a way to carry what I'd written. Memory is the end point of this particular story. In my small world, Blindspot is the script, Distance is the play, and Memory is the widescreen movie." — Dan Michaelson

Usage examples of "memory".

After seeing Abie Singleton at the club last night, he suspected sleep was to become but a bitter memory.

Instead of condemning his memory, he piously supposed, that the dying monarch had abjured the errors of Arianism, and recommended to his son the conversion of the Gothic nation.

Gate again, but that memory was literally ablaze with pain and he swiftly banished it.

With this fellowship they came safely and with little pain unto Chestnut Vale, where they abode but one night, though to Ralph and Ursula the place was sweet for the memory of their loving sojourn there.

Very good: but is it not different before and after acquiring the memory?

And even if the freak chance that had struck Wally with a severe loss of his mental acuity, were to hit him too, he wanted no anaesthesia, no blurring of the memory.

Niebuhr, the Danish historian, was remarkable for his acuteness of memory.

Terrace Watson was seated behind his desk in the inner office, surrounded by file cabinets, an addressograph machine, a postage meter, a voice typer, and a computer with memory storage.

And in the event, it has hitherto been found, that, though some sensible inconveniencies arise from the maxim of adhering strictly to law, yet the advantages overbalance them, and should render the English grateful to the memory of their ancestors, who, after repeated contests, at last established that noble, though dangerous principle.

The entry of the adjournment of the house immediately after its meeting on the previous day, out of respect to the memory of the deceased statesman, was an honour which would live for ever in the journals of that house, and an honour which was never before paid to a subject.

This was not true of his adolescence, which was a rich seam of memories and formative experiences.

Her adolescence was too short for her to have any precise memories of it.

I have not kept in my memory, I think because they are not set forth in the said affidavit on which I relied, and which I have kept as a reminder.

Those dreadful moments he had lived through at the executions had as it were forever washed away from his imagination and memory the agitating thoughts and feelings that had formerly seemed so important.

Let the boy who wants to be a farmer carry with him the memory of successful Negro farmers and of a Negro who knew enough about scientific agriculture to teach him to compete with the best white farmers in the country.