Associations to the word «Memory»

Pictures for the word «Memory»


MEMORY, noun. (uncountable) The ability of an organism to record information about things or events with the facility of recalling them later at will.
MEMORY, noun. A record of a thing or an event stored and available for later use by the organism.
MEMORY, noun. (computing) The part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM).
MEMORY, noun. The time within which past events can be or are remembered.
MEMORY, noun. (attributive) (of a material) which returns to its original shape when heated
MEMORY, noun. (obsolete) A memorial.
MEMORY BARRIER, noun. (computing) (programming) An instruction that enforces an ordering constraint on memory operations issued before and after it.
MEMORY BARRIERS, noun. Plural of memory barrier
MEMORY BOX, noun. A box containing items that serve as reminders.
MEMORY CARD, noun. (historical) A personal computer's expansion memory module, that fits in a standard interface such as a PCI or ISA slot.
MEMORY CARDS, noun. Plural of memory card
MEMORY CHIP, noun. (computing) A RAM, ROM, PROM, EPROM or EEPROM microchip that can be plugged into a personal computer to provide temporary or permanent memory
MEMORY FOAM, noun. Foam consisting of polyurethane and other chemicals used in the manufacturing of pillows, mattresses, laptop sleeves, etc, which reacts to body heat and molds to the shape of the body.
MEMORY HOLE, noun. A figurative place to which lost or forgotten information is sent, usually deliberately; nowhere.
MEMORY HOLE, noun. (computing) A fragment of physical address space which does not map to main memory.
MEMORY HOLE, noun. (computing) (rare) A memory leak.
MEMORY HOLES, noun. Plural of memory hole
MEMORY LANE, noun. (idiomatic) (sometimes capitalized) A set of recollections available to be reviewed, especially accompanied by a feeling of nostalgia.
MEMORY LANES, noun. Plural of memory lane
MEMORY LEAK, noun. (computing) Any of several faults in a personal computer's memory allocation logic whereby parts of memory become unusable or hidden.
MEMORY LEAKS, noun. Plural of memory leak
MEMORY LIKE A SIEVE, noun. (simile) Alternative form of mind like a sieve
MEMORY METAL, noun. Shape memory alloy
MEMORY METALS, noun. Plural of memory metal
MEMORY OF A GOLDFISH, noun. A very poor memory.
MEMORY PAGE, noun. A page in a book (e.g., a scrapbook) where one can write down special memories, leave momentoes and other items of one or more events.
MEMORY PAGE, noun. A page in an annual publication (e.g., a high school yearbook) dedicated to honoring the memory of a person who died during the past year. Often contains one or more photographs, life dates and other comments such as a verse.
MEMORY PALACE, noun. An imaginary place used as a mnemonic device to recall faces, digits, etc. by their position inside it.
MEMORY PALACES, noun. Plural of memory palace
MEMORY SPAN, noun. The number of items, usually words or numbers, that a person can retain and recall. Memory span is a test of working memory (short-term memory). [1]
MEMORY STICK, noun. (computing) One of a series of memory devices manufactured by the Sony Corporation ranging in size from a USB drive down to a flash card.
MEMORY STICK, noun. (computing) A portable solid-state electronic flash memory data storage device equipped with a USB (or similarly specified) plug for direct connection to a corresponding port; a USB drive, thumb drive or pen drive.
MEMORY STICKS, noun. Plural of memory stick

Dictionary definition

MEMORY, noun. Something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost".
MEMORY, noun. The cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father".
MEMORY, noun. The power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger".
MEMORY, noun. An electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached".
MEMORY, noun. The area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes; "he taught a graduate course on learning and memory".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn