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Main Entry: mem·o·ry
Pronunciation: primarystressmem-(schwa-)remacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ries
1 a : the power or process of recalling what has been learned b : the store of things learned and kept in the mind <recite from memory>
2 : COMMEMORATION 1 <a monument in memory of a hero>
3 : something remembered <has pleasant memories of the trip>
4 : the time within which past events can be remembered <within the memory of people living today>
5 a : a device (as in a computer) into which information can be inserted and stored and from which it may be taken when needed b : capacity for storing information <a computer with 512 megabytes of memory>
synonyms MEMORY, REMEMBRANCE, RECOLLECTION, REMINISCENCE mean something remembered. MEMORY applies both to the power of remembering and to what is remembered <had a remarkable memory> <had many fond memories of her grandfather>. REMEMBRANCE stresses the act of remembering or the fact of being remembered <a vivid remembrance of their adventure>. RECOLLECTION suggests that something is deliberately brought back to mind and often with some effort <to the best of my recollection he never said that>. REMINISCENCE suggests the remembering of usually pleasant events, experiences, or feelings from a distant past <the author's reminiscences of a childhood in Scotland>.

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