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Main Entry: mem·o·ry
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> synonymsMEMORY, 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>.