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< Anglo-Norman memorie, Old French memoire etc. < Latin memoria (the faculty of remembering, remembrance, memory, a historical account) < memor (mindful, remembering); cf. Greek μέρμερος (anxious), μέριμνα (care, thought).

Singular
memory

Plural
countable and uncountable; memories

memory (countable and uncountable; plural memories)

  1. (uncountable) The ability of an organism to record information about things or events with the facility of recalling them later at will.
    Memory is a facility common to all animals.
    • (A date for this quote is being sought): Albert Schweitzer
      Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
  2. A record of a thing or an event stored and available for later use by the organism.
    I have no memory of that event.
  3. (computing) The part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM).
    This data passes from the CPU to the memory.


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