• IPA: /ˈmɛm(ə)ɹi/
  • (pin-pen) IPA: /ˈmɪm(ə)ɹi/


  1. (uncountable) The ability of the brain to record information or impressions with the facility of recalling them later at will.
    Memory is a facility common to all animals.
    • 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.
    My wedding is one of my happiest memories.
  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.
  4. The time within which past events can be or are remembered.
    in recent memory; in living memory
  5. (attributive, of a material) which returns to its original shape when heat
    Memory metal; memory plastic.
  6. (obsolete) A memorial.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene vii]:
      These weeds are memories of those worser hours.
  7. (zoology, collective, rare) A term of venery for a social group of elephants, normally called a herd.
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  • Russian: память

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