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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.


Synonymsremembering


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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