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English noun: memory

1. memory (cognition) something that is remembered

SamplesSearch as he would, the memory was lost.

Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation

Narrower (hyponym)confabulation, engram, memory trace, recollection, reminiscence, screen memory

2. memory (cognition) the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered

SamplesHe can do it from memory.
He enjoyed remembering his father.


Broader (hypernym)basic cognitive process

Narrower (hyponym)association, connection, connexion, identification, immediate memory, long-term memory, LTM, recall, recognition, recollection, reminiscence, retrieval, retrospection, short-term memory, STM, working memory

3. memory (cognition) the power of retaining and recalling past experience

SamplesHe had a good memory when he was younger.

Synonymsretention, retentiveness, retentivity

Broader (hypernym)faculty, mental faculty, module

Narrower (hyponym)anamnesis, recollection, remembrance

4. memory (artifact) an electronic memory device

SamplesA memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached.

Synonymscomputer memory, computer storage, memory board, storage, store

Broader (hypernym)computer hardware, hardware, memory device, storage device

Narrower (hyponym)fixed storage, non-volatile storage, nonvolatile storage, read-only memory, read-only storage, real storage, ROM, scratchpad, virtual memory, virtual storage, volatile storage

Part holonymregister

Part meronymcomputer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

5. memory (cognition) the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes

SamplesHe taught a graduate course on learning and memory.

Broader (hypernym)cognitive psychology

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